Level 5 continues the student’s training with a focus toward self-defense, teaching 14 new techniques (CTs 34-47), which involves more complex joint locks and counters, as well as presents advanced concepts regarding tradition.


The exercise system expands into front and lateral raises, wrist flexion, the front squat, leg abduction, and more.


The theories and techniques covered at this level are 17 vital striking targets, 8 double-handed striking angles, 7 new blocks and 4 new strikes are introduced, spinning back kick (taught but not a requirement for advancement), and new drills are added.  In addition, 3 styles of crane stance and more empty hand techniques are explained.


The curriculum concludes by presenting the required kata, Reflection 5, the last of the Reflection family katas.