LOTUS SELF-DEFENSE

 

 

LOTUS BELT RANKING SYSTEM

 

 

  

 

Below is the original belt ranking system used in Thailand by Ajarn Precha Mahachanavong, the LOTUS founder.  This is the basis of the Lotus Self-Defense belt ranking system.  Some instructors use stripes on the belts to indicate an advanced level at that specific belt level or when testing children.

 

All beginner students start out wearing a white belt.  This shows that the student has approached Lotus with an open mind and is ready to learn, despite whether the student has previous training in the martial arts.

After approximately 40 hours of training, a student is eligible to test for the yellow belt if the instructor feels the student is ready to move onto the next level of training.

The purple belt is the last belt in the "beginner" level of martial arts training in Lotus.

The blue belt represents the first level in the "intermediate" level of martial arts training in Lotus. 

The green belt represents the last belt in the "intermediate" level of martial arts training in Lotus.

The brown belt represents the "advanced" level of martial arts training in Lotus.  It is the belt that comes before the black belt.  It is during this time that the student should try to improve on all aspects of Lotus basics and techniques.  In addition, the student should be learning how to teach a Lotus class.

The coveted black belt.  Lotus students must have approximately 600 hours before testing to black belt.  A black belt demonstrates that the student has mastered the basics.  Training does not stop at the black belt level, but rather begins a different level of training.