About Israeli Kickboxing
IKI offers testing and ranking in Israeli Kickboxing.
Belt ranks from Yellow belt through Blue belt are $35, Brown belt is $60, Black belt is $160
Testing can be done in person or online.
Online: Submit a video of yourself performing the techniques, or teaching (for instructor certification), this can be done by video attachment to e mail, attachment via Google Drive, DVD (by mail), or link to YouTube (private) video. (you will need the IKI Israeli Kickboxing DVD and the Combatives DVD).
DVDs are available directly from IKI, on our DVD page, or from Vimeo. (immediate download)
Yellow Belt - Basic knowledge of the stance, kicks, and punches. Front Kick, Round kick, knee kick, Elbow strike, Side Kick, Jab, Cross, Hook and Upper-cut.
Orange Belt - Some combinations, light sparring, understanding distance, movement and flow of energy.
Proper Stance: Show a solid stance. Show how it is both solid and yet flexible. Show how all four limbs can be used effectively for offense and defense. Show how you can move Forward, Backwards, Side to the Left, Side to the Right and all times maintain your balanced stance and fighting capability.
Powerful Low Kick.
Side Kick from various angles.
Sparring. A little more intense.
Universal Black vs Round punch (hook punch) Vs. Straight punch. Show me that you are not chasing after the punch.
Middle round house kick - To the ribs.
Middle found house kick - With a step to the side and a kick to the torso.
Kick Combination - Low kick to the outside, Middle Kick to the same side.
Low kick to the outside target - Kick his Far Leg (His back leg, the one further away from you) (36:00 on the Kickboxing DVD)
Side Kick: Step sideways, land kick, continue with forearm strike.
Side Kick: Cross over step side kick.
Punching: Jab, Elbow, Knee kick, Knee kick.
Punching Combination, (choose any combination you like), Step back, another punching combination.
Punching Combination, (choose any combination you like), Step forward, another punching combination.
Strike to face, Inside Low kick from lead leg, outside low kick from back leg.
Combination: Jab, Cross, Jab, Low kick.
Forearm Strike: Three kinds; Straight, Down, Uppercut, (54:00 KB DVD) Use the power of the hips.
Jab, Cross, Jab, Forearm strike.
Jab, Jab, (same side fast), Cross ( Other side).
Jab, Jab, (same side fast) , Forearm Strike.
Note: For this you should have the Combatives DVD.
Front leg push kick, front low kick, front middle kick, front high kick, inside low kick.
Universal Block Vs. Round punch, (Hook punch), Upper-cut, Forearm strike.
Low Round house kicks: Show 4 angles of the Low Kick: Standard (Classic Low Kick), "Axe" low kick, Pressure point low kick (drop kick), Low kick to the back of his leg (at around 34 minutes into the Kickboxing DVD).
Front Kick to inside (37:00, 38:00 KB DVD) your front leg to inside his inner thigh.
Inside Kick from your lead leg, followed by Inside Kick from your back leg to his inner thigh (38:45 KB DVD)
Rapid Kicking Combination: Low Kick, Low kick, Middle Kick (all on the same side. I ant to see both Right and Left sides).
High round house kick to the head (those who lack the flexibility, do not worry about this one).
Side Kick, step in, followed by punching combinations.
Front kick, step in, Low kick, forearm strike.
Jab - Cross - Jab - Low Kick, with power on the bag - Use the power the flow, not your physical fitness. I want to see relaxed power and penetration. The key is the flow of energy.
Jab, Cross, Jab, Low Kick.
Jab, Cross, Jab, Middle Kick.
Jab, Cross, Jab, Inside Low Kick, Outside Middle Kick.
Jab, Cross, Jab, Middle Kick, Low Kick (1:01 KB DVD)
Rapid Kicking Combo: Low Kick, Middle Kick, Middle Kick, Low Kick, (same side).
Right side left side combinations: Low Kick, Low Kick. , Middle Kick, Middle Kick. Low Kick - Middle Kick. Middle Kick - Low Kick.
Side kick: From front stance, from back leg, from front leg.
Combatives Drill (Combatives DVD).
Defense Vs. Low Kick (1:20 DVD KB)
Defense Vs. two low kicks, right and left, defense using both your legs and defense using only one of your legs. (1:25 KB DVD)
Defense Vs. Middle Kick
Defense Vs. High Round Kick
Back Spinning kick( if you can)
Defense Vs: Universal Block plus counter strike (59:00 KB DVD)
Jab, Cross, Jab, Low Kicks, switch legs, Middle Kick, (1:01 KB DVD)
Back Spinning kick (Depending on age and flexibility) (44:00 KB DVD)
Jab, straight back kick, (KB DVD 42:00). Show good balance, make sure as you turn you are actually seeing your opponent. (that is the key to balance).
Back Spinning Forearm Strike.
Knee kick, with clinch, various angles, kick to the ribs, to the legs, etc.
Knee kick combinations, right and left.
Knee kick while pulling your opponent's neck in various directions. Show fluidity.
Defense Vs. Knee kick.
Defense Vs. Front kick
Defense Vs. Side kick.
Inside Low Kick (front leg), Jab, Cross, Jab, Forearm strike.
Jab, Low kick (Same side), Outside low kick (other side) ( 1:05:20 KB DVD)
Jab, Low kick (Same side), Outside Middle (other side)
Jab, Inside Low kick, Outside Middle Kick, Forearm strike (1:05-6)
Closing the gap (KB DVD 1:02) Front kick, as I land I step in, this step is the energy that I use to make my next strike, a forearm strike, more powerful (I am recycling energy), I pull back the forearm strike and follow with an uppercut., from here we can continue with a flow, a combination of strikes, each one providing the energy for the next one.
Defense Vs. Low Kick
Defense Vs. Low Kick with counter attack.
Middle Kick to stomach (1:31 DVD KB)
Two man drill with boxing gloves (as shown on DVD 125-26) Block kick, and respond with punch, punch, low kick. Alternating.
Black Belts: Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth dan Requirements
For these ranks: For each rank a higher level of mastery of all the techniques of Israeli Kickboxing, more flow, more confidence.
Kickboxing Instructor status Requirements
For instructor status please demonstrate the techniques and explain how they are performed, just as I do on the DVDs. Explain the concepts of flow, power, penetration. Analyze the techniques.
In your video You can be teaching an actual student, showing him/her the techniques and explaining how it is done, or, you can just imagine that your viewer is the student.
Testing accepted in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, (If need be...Russian, Dutch and Norwegian).
Yellow Belt, Orange Belt, Green Belt, Blue Belt $35
Brown Belt Testing fee $60
Kick Boxing Black Belt 1st dan
Testing fee: $160
Kick Boxing Black Belt 2nd dan
Testing fee: $180
Kick Boxing Black Belt 3rd dan
Testing fee: $170
Kick Boxing Black Belt 4th dan
Testing fee: $160
Kick Boxing Black Belt 5th dan
Testing fee: $150