Welcome to the Martial Arts of Oregon Virtual Studio
As a MACO student you will have access to all the information to achieve a black and beyond. The system you will be learning is Shaolin Kempo Karate. It is a self-defense based system and is a true mixed martial arts. Shaolin Kempo Karate is a combination of Shaolin Kung Fu, Okinawa Karate and Chinese/Japanese Kempo. You will learn the for ways of fighting which are kicking, punching, felling and grappling. This system teach the school of the five animals; tiger, leopard, crane, snake and dragon.
Belt color designates rank: white, yellow, orange, purple, blue, blue w/ stripe, green, green w/ stripe, 3rd degree brown, 2nd degree brown, 1st degree brown, black belt. All Students passing the required test will be awarded a rank certificate and new rank belt. Normally it take 3 to 5 years to achieve a black belt, depending on the intensity of training and the ability of the student.
The instructor will notify students who are ready to test. Asking to be tested is considered disrespectful. Your instructor knows where you are with regard to your progress in the martial arts and when you are ready to be tested. Promotions are in accordance with time in rank requirements, communication with instructors, attitude, self-discipline, hard training, a willingness to learn, proper etiquette, respect and physical ability.
Approximate time to move through the ranks. The below schedule is what it take a typical student to move through the ranks.
|white belt to yellow belt||2 months|
|yellow belt to orange belt||2 months|
|orange belt to purple belt||3 months|
|purple belt to blue belt||3 months|
|blue belt to blue w/ stripe belt||4 months|
|blue w/ stripe belt to green belt||4 months|
|green belt to green w/ stripe belt||5 months|
|green w/ stripe to 3rd degree brown belt||5 months|
|3rd degree brown belt to 2nd degree brown belt||6 months|
|2nd degree brown belt to 1st degree brown belts||6 months|
|1st degree brown belt to black belt||6 months|