PHOENIX TALON INTERNAL ARTS RANKING SYSTEM
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NEIJIAQUAN 
BLACKBELT
[REQUIREMENTS]

    WHITE BELT
One month of active membership in the Phoenix Talon Internal Arts System.
 
     ORANGE BELT
Mastery of Xingyiquan's Ba Bu Da 1-8 & 5 minute San Ti Shi/BaGua Zhan Zhuang/Horse Stance (15 minutes total).
    
     PURPLE BELT 
PREVIOUS BELT MASTERY, plus: Mastery of Xingyiquan's Metal, Water,Wood, Fire, and Earth Elements, 10 minute San Ti Shi /Ba Gua Zhan
     Zhuang/Horse Stance (30 minutes total).
   
     BLUE BELT
PREVIOUS BELTS MASTERY, plus: Mastery of Xingyiquan's Ba Tang Ch'uan & 5 Elements Linked Form, Jiang Rongqiao BaGua Form 1-4, 1/3 of
     Yang Ch'eng Fu Tai Chi Form, BaGua Serving Tea Exercises 1-8, BaGua Pole Sets 1-8, 15 minute San Ti Shi/BaGua Zhan Zhuang/Horse Stance (45 minutes total).
   
     GREEN BELT
PREVIOUS BELTS MASTERY, plus: Mastery of Jiang Rongqiao BaGua Form 5-8, 2/3 Yang Ch'eng Fu Tai Chi Form, Xingyiquan Animals Dragon,
     Tiger, Monkey, and Horse, Xingyiquan's Ba Shi New Frame Form & San Guan Ch'uan Form, 20 minute San Ti/BaGua Zhan Zhuang/ Horse Stance (60 minutes total).
    
     BROWN BELT
PREVIOUS BELTS MASTERY, plus: Mastery of Xingyiquan's Animals Alligator, Rooster, Sparrowhawk, and Swallow, Xingyiquan Ba Shi Old Frame
     Form, Ba Lian Shou, Ba Shou, Linear BaGua Form 1-32, 3/3 Yang Ch'eng Fu Tai Chi Form, 30 minute San Ti Shi/BaGua Zhan Zhuang/Horse Stance (90 minutes total).
   
      RED BELT
PREVIOUS BELTS MASTERY, plus: Xingyiquan Animals Snake, Phoenix, Cockeral, and Eagle/Bear, Linear BaGua Form 33-64, San
     Shou Pao Sets 1-4, The Two Person Five Elements Exercise, 40 minute San Ti Shi/BaGua Zhan Zhuang/Horse Stance (120 minutes total). 

     1ST DEGREE BLACKBELT
PREVIOUS BELTS MASTERY, plus: Liu He Ba Fa (Water Set) Form in its entirety, Demonstration of Xingyiquan's Ba Shi New Frame
     and Ba Shi Old Frame Forms, San Gua Ch'uan, Za Shi Chui, and Five Elements Linked Forms, Rooster, Swallow, and Phoenix Forms ALL DONE ON THE OPPOSITE
     SIDE, Yang Ch'eng Fu Tai Chi Form in its entirety ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE, Linear BaGua Form in its entirety ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE, 60 minute San Ti Shi/
     BaGua Zhan Zhuang/Horse Stance (180 minutes total).

2ND DEGREE BLACK BELT
TOTAL PROFICIENCY IN Xingyiquan's 28 empty-hand sets (both sides on all where applicable), TOTAL PROFICIENCY IN Baguazhang material (both sides on all forms), TOTAL PROFICIENCY IN
Taijiquan material (both sides on all forms), PLUS mastery of Xingyiquan Straight Sword and Long Sword Forms (these are required learning at this point), PLUS 300 documented teaching hours.

XINGYIQUAN
BLACKBELT
[REQUIREMENTS]

WHITE BELT
One month of active membership

ORANGE BELT
Mastery of Xingyiquan's Ba Bu Da 1-8  & 10 minute San Ti Post Holding (3.5 minutes each side)
    

     PURPLE BELT 
PREVIOUS BELT MASTERY, plus: Mastery of Xingyiquan's Metal, Water,Wood, Fire, and Earth Elements & 15 minute San Ti Post Holding (7.5 minutes each side)

    

BLUE BELT
PREVIOUS BELTS MASTERY, plus: Mastery of Xingyiquan's Ba Tang Ch'uan & 5 Elements Linked Form (LEFT ORIENTATION) & 20 minute San Ti Post Holding (10 minutes each side) 
   
    GREEN BELT
PREVIOUS BELTS MASTERY, plus:  Xingyiquan Animals Dragon,
     Tiger, Monkey, and Horse, Ba Shi New Frame Form & San Guan Ch'uan Form (LEFT ORIENTATION ON EACH) & 30 minte San Ti Post Holding (15 minutes each side).


       BROWN BELT
PREVIOUS BELTS MASTERY, plus: Mastery of Xingyiquan's Animals Alligator, Rooster, Sparrowhawk, and Swallow, Xingyiquan Ba Shi Old Frame
     Form (LEFT ORIENTATION), Ba Lian Shou, Ba Shou & 40 minute San Ti Post Holding (20 minutes each side)


       RED BELT
PREVIOUS BELTS MASTERY, plus: Xingyiquan Animals Snake, Phoenix, Cockeral, and Eagle/Bear, San
     Shou Pao Sets 1-4, The Two Person Five Elements Exercise & 50 minute San Ti Post Holding (25 minutes each side)

     1ST DEGREE BLACKBELT
PREVIOUS BELTS MASTERY, plus: Xingyiquan's Ba Shi New Frame
     and Ba Shi Old Frame Forms, San Gua Ch'uan, Za Shi Chui, and Five Elements Linked Forms, Rooster, Swallow, and Phoenix Forms ALL DONE RIGHT ORIENTATION.

 
XINGYIQUAN MATERIAL
(1) Metal (Pi Quan/4 Forms)
(2) Water (Tsuan Quan/4 Forms)
(3) Wood (Beng Quan/3 Forms)
(4) Fire (Pao Quan/2 Forms)
(5) Earth (Heng Quan/2 Forms)
(6) Horse (Ma Xing/2 Forms)
(7) Sparrowhawk (Yao Xing/2 Forms)
(8) Eagle-Bear (Ying-Xiong Xing/2 Forms)
(9) Cockerel (Dou Gi Xing)
(10) Snake (Shr Xing/2 Forms)
(11) Tortoise/Alligator (Tuo Xing/4 Forms)
(12) Rooster (Ji Xing/1 Linked Form)
(13) Phoenix (T'ai Xing/1 Linked Form/2 Walking Forms)
(14) Swallow (Yen Xing/Linked Form/1 Walking Form)
(15) Monkey (Hou Xing/2 Linked Forms/1 Walking Form)
(16) Tiger (5 Forms)
(17) Dragon (1 Linked Form/1 Walking Form)
(18) Ba Bu Da
(19) Ba Tang Chuan
(20) Ba Lian Shou
(21) Ba Shou
(22) Lianhuan Chuan (Five Elements Linked Form)
(23) Ba Shi New Frame (Eight Methods Tang Shou Tao Frame)
(24) Ba Shi Old Frame (Eight Methods Traditional Frame)
(25) San Guan Chuan (Three Combinations/Dual Hand Fist)
(26) Za Shi Chui (Mixed Hammers/Twelve Shapes United Form)
(27) San Shou Pao Set 1 (Metal, Fire, Wood-Stationary)

(28) San Shou Pao Set 2 (Metal, Fire, Wood-Moving)
(29 San Shou Pao Set 3 (Water, Earth-Stationary)
(30) San Shou Pao Set 4 (Water, Earth-Moving)
(31) An Shen Wu Xing Pao Chuan (Two Man Five Elements Exercise/a.k.a. San Shou Pao Set 5)
 
IMPORTANT NOTE:
JI (DEGREES) EXIST FOR EACH BELT FROM ORANGE TO BROWN BELT IN THE PHOENIX TALON INTERNAL ARTS SYSTEM.
     THE TRAINING METHOD WE USE WAS DEVELOPED BY SHRFU AARON W. JOHNSON AND IS CALLED HUAN XU [ZHEN CH'UAN]  還虛真拳,

     WHICH MEANS "RETURNING TO EMPTINESS [THROUGH TRUE MARTIAL ART]" (P.S. COPYING AND PASTING 還虛真拳 TO A TRANSLATOR WILL NOT
     GIVE YOU THE CORRECT TRANSLATION OF THESE CHARACTERS : )

      HUAN XU (RETURNING TO EMPTINESS)
MEANS BEING FREE OF STRESS, WORRY, AND ALL THAT IS CONTRARY TO OUR TRUE NATURE.
     OUR TRUE NATURE IS ONE OF LIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING. PHOENIX TALON INTERNAL ARTS'S GOAL IS TO HELP YOU RE-CONNECT WITH
     YOUR TRUE IDENTITY, WHICH COMES ABOUT MOST EFFECTIVELY BY KNOWING YOUR OWN BODY, BECAUSE THE BODY HOLDS THE KEY TO
     MASTERY OF THE SELF.