SnowTiger Forms (Kata)

SnowTiger Forms (Kata):

Kata is a Japanese word meaning literally "form" referring to a detailed choreographed pattern of movements made to be practiced alone, and also within groups and in unison when training. It is practiced in various martial arts disciplines as a way to memorize and perfect the movements being executed. The most popular image associated with Kata is that of a martial arts practitioner performing a series of punches, blocks, parries and kicks in the air, against an imaginary opponent.

Kata originally were teaching and training methods by which successful combat techniques were preserved and passed on. Practicing Kata allowed a company of persons to engage in a struggle using a systematic approaches, rather by practicing in a repetitive manner the learner develops the ability to execute those techniques and movements in a natural, reflex-like manner. Systematic practice does not mean permanently rigid. The goal is to internalize the movements and techniques of a Kata so they can be executed and adapted under different circumstances, without thought or hesitation. A novice's actions will look uneven and difficult, while a master's appear simple and smooth.

 

Green Belt:

1.   Boar Form

 

Brown Belt:

2.   Short Stick

3.   Bull Form

4.   Tiger Form Pt.1

5.   Python Form Pt.1

      Boar Form Application (Short Burst (set) Combinations)

 

Brown Belt (up to 3rd Stripe)

6.   Club (Short Stick)

7.   Walking Stick

8.   Leopard Form Pt.1

 

Black Belt: 1st Degree

9.                   Flashlight Form

10.               Vampire Form Pt.1

11.               Viper Form Pt.1

12.               Tiger Form Pt.2

13.               Python Form Pt.2

14.               Python Form Pt.3

15.               Viper Form Pt. 2

16.               Vampire Form Pt. 2

17.               One Armed Nun Pt.1

18.               Ghost Form Pt.1

 

Instructor Rank 1: Black Belt 1st Degree

 

19.               One Armed Nun Pt. 2​

20.               Ghost Form Pt. 2

21.               Leopard Form Pt. 2

22.               Mass Attack Form

 

Instructor Rank 2: Black Belt 2nd Degree

23.               One Armed Nun Pt. 3

24.               Defensive Form Pt. 1

                     Meditation

 

Senior Instructor Rank 3: Black Belt 3rd Degree

25.               Eagle Form

26.               Cat / Eagle Form Pt. 1

27.               Defensive Form Pt. 2

28.               Leopard Form Pt.2

 

Senior Instructor Rank 4: Black Belt 4th Degree

29.               Cobra Form Pt. 1

 

Master Instructor Rank 5: Black Belt 5th Degree

30.               Cobra Form Pt. 2

31.               Cat / Eagle Form Pt. 2

 

Master Instructor Rank 6: Black Belt 6th Degree

32.               SnowTiger Short Forms 1-9

33.               Tai Chi Form

 

Senior Master Instructor Rank 7: Black Belt 7th Degree

  • No Forms - – Time, Competence, Good Standing

 

Senior Master Instructor Rank 8: Black Belt 8th Degree

  • No Forms - – Time, Competence, Good Standing

 

GrandMaster Instructor Rank 9: Black Belt 9th Degree

  • No Forms - – Time, Competence, Good Standing

 

GrandMaster Instructor Rank 10: Black Belt 10th Degree

  • No Forms - – Time, Competence, Good Standing

 

Master Technician