Green Belt Test Sample Questions


Which technique can you throw to purposely loose distance from your opponent!?  
5 ways to increase power?
4 ways to increase speed?  
Why is the jab one of the fastest technique?
When is it the best time to throw a defensive jab?


- Can you perform the “looping” cross? Where is your head and why? 
-Can you perform the “overhead” cross? Where is your head and why? 
-Why is this punch so effective? 4 reasons. Which is the most important?
-What are the major differences between the looping and the overhead cross? 
-Which one is “offensive”, which one is “defensive” and which one can be both?
-Why “role over” your fist as you make contact. At least 2 reasons.
-Why is the cross more powerful then the jab? At least 3 reasons.
-Regular cross... back heel off the ground, why?
-Regular cross... shoulders properly rotated, why?
-Is the cross more or less powerful in the side stance? Why?


-Can you demonstrate how to properly “hide” the chin in a jab, cross and hook?
- Where are the elbows and why?
- At least 5 ways to add power in the jab. Which is the most important
- Do you move laterally or straight in when doing the double jab and why?
- How do the shoulders rotate (twist)? And 2 reasons why.
- Can you perform the “looping” cross? Where is your head and why? 
-Can you perform the “overhead” cross? Where is your head and why? 
-Why is this punch so effective? 4 reasons. Which is the most important?
-What are the major differences between the looping and the overhead cross? 
-Which one is “offensive”, which one is “defensive” and which one can be both?
-Lead hook. Demonstrate the arm position as it makes contact.
-Why “role over” your fist as you make contact. At least 2 reasons.
-Advantages of the basic stance. At least 4 reasons.
- Disadvantages of the basic stance. At least 2.
-Why are the knees slightly bent?
-Advantages of the double jab and why “step in”? At least 4 reasons.
-Explain the “step in jab” or “stick and move”. Name at least 3 reasons.
-Why is the cross more powerful then the jab? At least 3 reasons.
-Is the “looping cross” an offence or defense move?
-Is the “overhead cross” an offence or defense move?
-Where and why is your head when performing an offense lead hook?
-Where and why is your head when performing a defensive lead hook?
-Where is the power coming from when performing a 3b? At least 2 completely different answers.

“Double” Lead Hook 3b&3h: In which direction do you lean when initiating the 2nd hook? Why?
Uppercut: Which heal comes off the ground? Do shoulders “rotate”?  
Power Uppercut: What 2 things can we do to dramatically increase the power?  
Uppercut (4b) or “Shovel Hook”: Where is it thrown? When would you throw this one?  
Front Kick: Do we use the “ball” or “heel”. Why? What is the key difference when used defensively or offensively?  
Lead Front “Thrust” Kick: Where does the “thrust” come from? (2) Where is it usually thrown?
Rear Front Kick: Name 3 advantages?  
“Defensive” Lead Side Kick: Is this kick used in a “basic” fighting stance? Why? -- Preferably used against __________________________. Is the “pull back and kick done all in one motion? Name at least 3 benefits?  
“Double” Lead Side Kick: 1st kick usually used for _______________, 2nd used for ____________?
  If skilled… 1st to body, 2nd to ___________? Why is this effective?  
“Bruce Lee” Side Kick: Where does the back foot land as the lead foot hits target?  
  Name 2 benefits and 1 disadvantage:  

 “Power” Side Kick: Name 2 advantages and 2 disadvantages?  
“Rear” Side Kick: 4 reasons you would use this? Any disadvantages? From which fighting stance would you throw  
  this kick? From which stance wouldn’t you? Why?  
Lead Roundhouse: What part of “leg” makes contact? Why? Where does the power come from?

“Double” Lead Round:Why throw this? What is upper body doing during the combo? Why?  
  Where are the hands at the moment of impact?  
  Does the foot touch the ground in between kicks? Why?  
  If skilled, where are the targets? Why?
Lead “Shin” Roundhouse:Can we turn this into a “thrust” kick?


Rear Roundhouse: Name 3 reasons you would use this?  
Switch-Step Roundhouse: 3 options to control distance (important) 2 ways to increase power (important)  
  In which direction do the shoulders move? Should we add a fake?... why? 
Spin. Back Kick: From which stance is this best used? Why? On contact, where are the toes pointing? 
  Which kick is more powerful then this one? Where is your head at moment of impact?
  How would you throw it if you wanted to gain the most distance?
  Where do you plant your lead foot? Name 2 differences in throwing it within “punching range”  
Jump Spinning Back Kick: Why throw this one?  
-Which specific technique can you throw to purposely loose distance from your opponent? 
-Which techniques are the “fastest” and why?
-Explain “proper breathing” and name at least 3 benefits.  
-Perform the “catch”. Which hand is used and why?  
-Perform “parrying”. Which hand is used and why? 
-Also, regarding parrying, which part of the hand/arm is used against a jab, cross and front kick?  
-Perform “ducking”. How low? Who would and wouldn’t use this?
-Perform “slipping”. Which side is this done? Do you bend at the knees or waist? Do the shoulders rotate?  
-Regarding “slipping”… what are the pro’s and con’s of slipping on the outside and inside?
-Slowly perform a “bob and weave” against a head hook. 
  In which direction do you move?  
  Do you bend at the knees or waist?
  Do the shoulders rotate?
  What is the perfect follow up technique and why?
-Explain the “layback” (pull back)
  What is a perfect follow up technique?
  Name 2 kicks that could be thrown at the exact same time as the pull back.
-Perform “covering” while under attack. Name at least 3 critical points.  
-Can “covering” be done in both a defensive and offensive strategy? Explain.
-Is “covering” used against punches or kicks?
-Can “covering” be purposely used as a set up? Explain.
-Perform a “full body cover”. When would this be used?


The Jab:The “Double” Jab:
-Fist rolled over? Why?Why use this?
-Is the chin protected while jabbing?. How? Why?Retract jab only half way. Why?
-Proper guard?Step in on 2nd jab. Why? Which direction?
-Does the shoulder rotate? Explain. Why?

The “Power” Jab:Step-In Jab:
-Why use this.Explain footwork
-The main differences compared to a regular jab?Benefits?

The Cross: The Looping Cross / Overhead Cross
-Back heel off the ground, why?Explain the differences between the two.
-Shoulders properly rotated, why?Which is offensive, which is defensive?
-Why is it the more powerful then the jab?

Lead Hook (3h): Lead heel off the ground. Why?Double Lead Hook 3b&h:
-How is the hip related to the offensive lead body hook?Benefits of this technique.
-Perform both the offensive and defensive lead hook.Perform properly.

Uppercut:Uppercut (4b) or “Shovel Hook”:
-Where does the power come from?How is this thrown and where?

Front Kick:Lead Front “Thrust” Kick:
-Use “ball” or “heel” of foot. Why ball? Where is the target?
-What is the critical factor when throwing a front lick?Where does the power come from?

Rear Front Kick:Defensive Lead Side Kick:
-Name 3 benefits?Thrown from which stance? Why?
o How is it similar to the defensive lead hook?

“Double” Lead Side Kick:“Bruce Lee” Side Kick:
-Purpose of 1st kick?, 2nd kick?Where is the back foot on moment of impact?
o Name one benefit and one disadvantage?
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“Power” Side Kick:“Rear” Side Kick:
-Where does the power come from? (2)2 main reasons for using this technique?
-2 disadvantages?Disadvantages?
o From which fighting stance would you throw this?

Lead Roundhouse:“Double” Lead Roundhouse:
-Where does the power come from?Why throw this?
-What part of “leg” makes contact? Why?What is upper body doing? Why?
o Does the foot touch the ground between kicks? Why?

Lead “Shin” Roundhouse:Rear Roundhouse:
-Can we turn this into a “thrust” kick?Main reasons you would use this?

Switch-Step Roundhouse:Spinning Back Kick:
-What are the 3 options to control distance?From which stance is this best used? Why?
-How to increase powerWhich kick is more powerful then this one?
-In which direction do the shoulders move?How to throw it if you wanted the most distance?
-Should we add a fake?... why? Name 2 differences in throwing it within “punching range”

Jump Spinning Back Kick:*** Questionnaire ***
-Why throw this one?
-How would you add power?


Which technique can you throw to purposely loose distance from your opponent!? (switch step round)
How can you increase speed? Increase power?
Which techniques are the “fastest” (lead linear) 
Proper breathing
Catch (which hand do we catch with and why)
Parrying (how far)
Ducking (how deep) (using knees or waist)
Slipping (both sides) (explain “bob and weave”)
Layback (pull back) (what comes after a pull back)
Covering (against kicks and punches while maintaining eyes on opponent)
Shoulder role
Is the guard up at all times?
Are elbows “in” at all times?
Are the techniques starting from a proper fighting stance?
Are the techniques finishing in a proper fighting stance?


“Basic” and “side” fighting stance.

The Jab:
-Fist rolled over? Why?  
-Shoulder and guard protecting the chin. How? Why?
-Guard elbow in. Why?
-Shoulders properly rotated. Explain. Why?  
-Feet shoulder with apart “front-back, side-side” Why?  
-Knees slightly bent. Why?  

The “Double” Jab: Why?
-Step in when initiating the 2nd jab. Why?  
-Do you move laterally or straight in when initiating 2nd jab. Why?  

The “Power” Jab:
-Which foot pivots? How and why? Does the lead leg straighten? Why?

“Step-In” Jab: Explain footwork

The Cross: 
-Shoulder and guard protecting the chin
-Is the cross more or less powerful in the side stance? Why?
-Is the heel off the ground? Why?
-Why is it the more powerful then the jab?

The Looping Cross:
-Where is the guard? Why? Is this an offence or defense punch?
-Head off the “center line” and low. Why to both?

“Overhead” Cross: 
-In close, covered, possibly “jamming”. Why is this punch so effective?

Lead Hook (3h):
-Shoulder and guard protecting the chin. Arm horizontal. Why?
-Head & body leaning towards your guard. Why?
-Which heel is off the ground. Why?

  Lead Hook (3b):
-Punch liver height (yours!)
-Is “head & body” movement the same as 3h?
-Where is the power coming from on this one?

“Double” Lead Hook 3b&h:
-In which direction do you lean when initiating the 2nd hook? Why?

Uppercut:
-Which heal comes off the ground? Do shoulders “rotate”? Keep the punch “tight”. Why?

Power Uppercut:
-What 2 things we can do to dramatically increase the power?  

Uppercut (4b) or “Shovel Hook”:
-Where is it thrown? When would you throw this one?  

Front Kick:
-Do you use the “ball” or “heel” of foot. Why?  
-What is the difference when used defensively or offensively?  

Lead Front “Thrust” Kick:
-Where does the “thrust” come from? (2)
-If used defensively, what is the most important aspect of this kick? Where is it usually thrown?


  Rear Front Kick: Name 3 advantages?  

Defensive Lead Side Kick:
-Used only if in a “side” fighting stance. Why?
-Preferably used against “aggressive” jabs, crosses and hooks. Why only against “aggressive”…?
-Is the “pull back and kick done all in one motion? Name 3 benefits?  

“Double” Lead Side Kick:
-1st kick usually used only to stop an attack, 2nd to do damage
-If skilled… 1st to body, 2nd to ? Why is this effective?  

“Bruce Lee” Side Kick:
-Where does the back foot land or “end” as the lead foot hits target?
-Name 2 benefits and 1 disadvantage  

 “Power” Side Kick: Name 2 advantages and 2 disadvantages?  

“Rear” Side Kick:
- 4 reasons you would use this? Any disadvantages?  
-From which fighting stance would you throw this?  
-From which stance wouldn’t you? Why?  

Lead Roundhouse:
-What part of “leg” makes contact? Why? Where does the power come from?

“Double” Lead Roundhouse:
-Why throw this? What is upper body doing during the combo? Why?  
-Does the foot touch the ground in between kicks? Why? If skilled, 1st to body, 2nd to ?? Why?

Lead “Shin” Roundhouse: Can we turn this into a “thrust” kick?

Rear Roundhouse: Name 3 reasons you would use this?  

Switch-Step Roundhouse:
-3 options to control distance  
-2 ways to increase power  
-In which direction do the shoulders move?
-Should we add a fake?... why? 

Spinning Back Kick:
  - From which stance is this best used? Why?
- On contact, where are the toes pointing? 
  - Which kick is more powerful then this one?
  - How would you throw it if you wanted to gain the most distance?
  - Where is your head at moment of impact?
  - Where do you plant your lead foot?  
  - Name 2 differences in throwing it within “punching range”  

Jump Spinning Back Kick: Why throw this one?  

Which technique can you throw to purposely loose distance from your opponent!?  
How can you increase speed? Increase power?
Which techniques are the “fastest”  
Proper breathing
Catch (which hand do we catch with and why)
Parrying (how far)
Ducking (how deep) (using knees or waist)
Slipping (both sides) (explain “bob and weave”)
Layback (pull back) (what comes after a pull back)
Covering (against kicks and punches while maintaining eyes on opponent)
Shoulder role
Is the guard up at all times?
Are elbows “in” at all times?
Are the techniques starting and finishing from a proper fighting stance?