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SSKANZ Black Belts

We assist our students in discovering their unique talents. We teach them how to build upon their strengths as well as their weaknesses.

Karate Belts
According to legend, Chinese martial artists practiced in their everyday clothing, which included a simple cloth belt to hold up their pants. The belt was white because the Chinese were generally poor and couldn't afford to buy dyed belts.

These early fighters took pride in the wear and tear their white belts suffered during the ensuing years of training. The white belt first turned yellow from sweat. As training became more brutal and incorporated groundwork, the belt turned green.

It became an entrenched tradition in many schools for a student not to wash his belt, since it showed the world the time and toil that went into his training. As the years passed, he and his sparring partners bled into their belts, turning them from light green to a dark brown color. Eventually this unwashed belt took on a black appearance. Thus were born the first black belts in the martial arts.

In Kenpo, the belt system provides an easy way for a student to measure his progress. Fundamentals such as stances, blocks, kicks, parries, and strikes are taught first. Then, the student starts to learn the self-defense techniques that the art is renowned for. These techniques, which have unique names, combine a series of moves into logical sequences that are used to counter a specific attack. Forms are introduced very early in the system and weapons are taught at the higher levels.


Kentokukan Black Belts

Black Belt 5th Dan

Johnny Ling

Black Belt 4th Dan

Leonard Kong

Tony Ling

Andrea Anacan

Black Belt 3rd Dan

Zhiming Meng

Norbu Law

Josiah Ling

Erika Anacan

Nicolas Rowsby

Jeremiah Ling

Fabian Siau

Simon Sung

Eesha Ranchhod

Black Belt 2nd Dan

Angelo Anacan

Frank Zheng

Kate Sung

Aleks Sotirovski

Maciej Cichy

Black Belt 1st Dan

Natasha Tsao

Sonai Yu

Jerry Li

Sonia Mittal

Naman Gupta

Naina Gupta

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