Lesson 7: The Three Rules of White Belt

The following three Rules of White Belt will help you better understand many lessons you will learn as you progress from White Belt to Black Belt.

RULE 1: Point A – Point B – Point C

  Point A is referred to as the first “Addressing” position of a fight.  Point A is the Stand Up part of the fight and is known as Ano Pankration.  This is when two individuals are facing each other.  Point A will be referenced many times as you progress through your training.
  Point B is the clinch.  This encompasses all forms of the clinch game.  Point B is when two individuals have contacted each other and have moved from Point A into Point B.
  Point C is the ground or as known as Kato Pankration.  This includes all ground techniques and references anytime the fight moved from Point A or Point B into Point C.

RULE 2: Left Stance – Right Stance – Horse Stance

Left Stance

Right Stance

The term Left Stance is used to describe a fighting stance where your left foot is forward, and your left hand is forward.  This is also known as an Orthodox Stance. The term Right Stance is used to describe a fighting stance where your right foot is forward, and your right hand is forward.  This is also known as a Southpaw Stance.

Horse Stance

The term Horse Stance is used to describe a stance where both feet are slightly further then shoulder width apart.  You also need to level change centering your weight.

RULE 3: The Table

Some of the very first techniques you will learn are going to be in Point C, or Ground Escapes. When learning how to move a person off of you and gaining a more favorable position, you must understand The Table. As the diagram illustrates, a table has four legs. If you wish to tip over the table you must remove two of the table legs. When doing the escapes techniques keep this in mind, control any two “legs” of the table or two “legs” of the person, the technique will work. This will be discussed in more detail with each technique.