The Beginner syllabus is for students working towards Grades 1-4.
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The first 2 grades of the Beginner Youth Escrima Syllabus are split into the 3 rotations. Students for both grades train the material together, but will be expected to perform it at a grade appropriate level for grading. There is grade specific double stick pattern that they learn for each grade too.
Rotation 1: Inside Defences (Single Stick and Unarmed)
Rotation 2: Outside Defences (Single Stick and Unarmed)
Grade 3 introduces some simple disarms, as well as low blocks, and the final double stick drill.
Grade 4 is in two parts, and although they can both be trained during a single term, it usually takes 2 terms to pass both parts.
Part 1: Sparring Drills
Part 2: Form and Applications
July-Sept 2022 is Rotation 1 for Grade 1 and 2 students, and those going for Grade 4 will be doing Part 1.