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Martial Arts Curriculum Orange Testing For Red

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Renshi Charles Stewart
Martial Arts Curriculum
Orange Belts Testing For Red

            C-Shape Block / Double Forearm Block (front stance moving) / L-Shape Block (back stance moving) / 
            Universal Block (stepping, shuffling, switching)

             Arc Hand Strikes (high & low) / All Side-Knife Hand Strikes (front, side, turning rear) / All Reinforced Elbow Strikes (downward,
             side, rear) Downward Knife Hand Neck-Upward Elbow- Front Elbow Combo Strike

          2 Leg Combo (Front Thrust, Roundhouse) / Jumping Switch Side Thrust Kick (back leg forward) / 
          Jump Switch Snap Kick (chin high/ball of foot) (back leg forward) Jump Switch Roundhouse Kick (back leg forward)

                          One Hand Shirt Grab Attack “Rolling Fists” (grab & face punch, “rolling fists” to lock up “arm triangle,”
                                                                                                         drop hips quickly to take down and finish )
                          Full Nelson Attack “Elbow Squeeze” or “Finger Break” (heel stomp, “squeeze elbows,” rear elbow face,
                                                                                                                             take down & finish) or (too strong?) (then reach
                                                                                                                             behind neck and “break a finger”)
                          Back Choke Attack “Up & Over/Upset” (step back rear elbow/heel stomp, step forward, arm “up & over”
                                                                                                while stepping through w/ upset, takedown & finish)

                          Front Choke Attack “Arm Across” (upset, “arm across” w/step, reinforced elbow face)
                          Front Choke Attack “Double Eardrum” (double eardrum strike, uppercut, four-knuckle bear-claw throat
                                                                                                 strike, inside knee,) [alt finish for brown/black is guillotine finish]
                          Front Choke Attack “Outer Circles/Head Butt” (upset, uppercut, outer circles to clothing grab, head butt,
                                                                                                             takedown finish)

Aggressive One Hand Pushing Attack
(Resisted) (They Are Touching you)

                 “Wishbone and Bow” (grab hand & face punch, “wishbone” to set up wrist lock @ shoulder while stepping
                                                          in to “bow” as you throw them down backwards, finish them off) 

 Advancing Two Handed Push Attack
(Don’t Let Them Touch You)

                  “Imagination” (Outer Wrist Circles) (very quickly step back w/ “outer wrist circles,” palm heel face,
                                                                                   downward knife hand neck, upset, takedown & finish)

(Defense Against Kicking Attacks)

                   Dodge Straight Front Kick (very quickly off-step outside, stomp knee, reinforced elbow face,
                                                                    takedown & finish)
                   Catch “Telegraphed” Roundhouse Kick To Mid-Section (very quickly step into kick and catch w/a
                                                                                                                         high palm to face, “chin-over” takedown,
                                                                                                                         groin punch, Achilles tendon submission

(Two Hand Pushes To Ground)

                   Backwards Roll Over Shoulder (switch roundhouse, lunge forward with face jab, step in with
                                                                             upset, uppercut, inside knee, takedown & finish)
                   On Back To 3 Legged Ant (knee kick to stand, switch front thrust, turning back [other leg], turning
                                                                   back fist to face, step in with upset, uppercut, inside knee, takedown
                                                                   & finish)


        #5 Pinan Nidan (pin)-(non) (knee)-(don)
        #6 Pinan Sandan (pin)-(non) (sawn)-(don)

               Together Stance / Walking Stance / Crouching Stance / Diagonal Stance

Review (fast speed)

                Step / Double Step / Turn / Switch / Back Step / Back Switch

Grappling/Ground Fighting
[review all previous]

                Side Control Defensive Position (far neck one arm, wrist control other arm, legs drawn near along
                                                                            side with knee under wrist controlled arm, head down tight & near
                                                                            their head)  [purpose: to exhaust their cardio/set up submissions]
                Chest Control Defensive Position (far armpit-close neck grab with head down tight to far neck, chest
                                                                               to chest with hips down and legs spread wide to side) [purpose:
                                                                               to exhaust their cardio/set up submissions]
                 Mounting Them Defensive Sprawl/Posted Position (when mounting them, get hips on their chest
                                                                                                              lying down with arms and legs spread out flat
                                                                                                              and wide) [purpose:to exhaust their cardio/set
                                                                                                              up submissions]

                  Leg Triangle From Guard 1 (they are punching you, wrist control, press an arm in, leg over that
                                                                      pressed arm’s shoulder to set up leg triangle submission/choke
                   Leg Triangle From Guard 2 (they are punching you, crossing outer circle wrist blocks to trap
                                                                       arms and gain wrist control, leg over shoulder of second thrown
                                                                       arm to set up leg triangle submission/choke out)

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Charles Stewart


Short Version:
I hold a second degree Dan in the style of Toushikan, which was awarded by Koncho Shigeki Umemoto on April 15th, 2010. I also hold a third degree Shogo (teaching) rank, which is called by title, Renshi. I have been involved with ActivStars' Martial Arts program for over 18 years (as of 2016.) I started as a “parent helper” and eventually years later, was asked to substitute a class for another instructor. After that, as they say, “the rest was history.” J

I teach in the Mesa area and hold great value in the practical application of the martial arts I teach. Toushikan as I teach it is a mixed or blended martial art style consisting of 5 separate disciplines: Karate, Taekwondo, Judo, Hapkido, and Grappling/Ground Fighting.

Long Version:
My first-born son (Lincoln Everette) started as a 5 year old student in ActivStars' Martial Arts program. As of 2016 he is 23 years old and had proven himself as one of our top Black Belt Martial Art Instructors (for over 5 years, ) before moving on to greater things in his life. He is currently working for General Motors as a software developer. He graduated from ASU’s Poly Technic Campus (2015) debt free due to 2 academic scholarships, with a bachelors degree in Software Engineering, in the top 8 percent of his class. He is currently taking instruction in another Martial Arts style (American Kenpo under Master Pete Rodriguez,) seking another Black Belt. His hired personal fitness trainer is a professional compettitive bodybuilder who spent time playing in the NFL. In short, he continues to push the development of excellence in his everyday life. I attribute Lincoln’s personal success story to the way in which his Mother and I raised him and his involvement with ActivStars' Martial Arts Program. This program works!

My second-born child (Lindsey Marie) stared as a 4 year old student in ActivStars' Martial Arts program. Today she is over 21 years old (2016) and is a Black Belt assistant instructor (when available.) She is currently attending Mesa Community College through a qualified grant and in concurrent enrollment with ASU working in her fourth year towards becoming a NICU Nurse (Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit Nurse.) I attribute Lindsey’s personal success story to the way in which her Mother and I have raised her and her involvement with ActivStars' Martial Arts program. This program works!

My third-born child (Seth Nathaniel) started as a 4 year old student in ActivStars' Martial Arts program. He is over 17 years of age (2016) and a Black Belt assistant instructor (when available) with ActivStars. He is currently a senior in the Varsity Marching Band at Gilbert High School and is currently on track to receive an academic scholarship when he graduates. I attribute Seth’s personal success story to the way in which his Mother and I have raised him and his involvement with ActivStars' Martial Arts program. This program works!

My fourth-born child (Dekota Logen) started as a 4 year old student in ActivStars'  Martial Arts program. He is over 13 years old (2016) and works diligently (with Mom's "help") pursuing academic excellence in Gilbert at Gilbert Junior High School. He is currently a red belt with brown stripe student (2016) training towards his brown belt, and ultimately, his own black belt one day. I attribute Dekota’s personal success story to the way in which his Mother and I have raised him and his involvement with ActivStars' Martial Arts program. This program works!

Finally, my wife of 28+ years (2016) (Penny) is currently a Brown Belt/Black Stripe. She earned her Brown Belt October 11th, 2015. Because of the amazing person she is and her involvement with ActivStars' Martial Arts Program, she decided to go to college after getting 4 children into the school system, to work towards receiving a degree to teach children in grade school. She did this while working full-time as a Mom, at a job, and attending school. I honestly do not know how she pulled it off. To this day, I can vividly recall many different times where she broke down crying because of how challenging (difficult) it was for her at times, while going through the expereinces of it all. She graduated with honors from University of Phoenix with her teaching degree in 2012. She is currently a fifth grade teacher in the Gilbert School District at Harris Elementary School. In part, I attribute Penny’s personal success story to her "warrior spirit," and her involvement with ActivStars' Martial Arts program. This program works!

As for me (Renshi Charles,) my primary passion in life is in being a “very old soul spiritual teacher,” and a "social engineer" for our rapidly changing world (2016.)  I have been actively involved with this since the age of 16 (I am currently 55 years of age as of 2016.) My secondary passion in life is teaching Martial Arts to students. Why? Because of how it can powerfully transform lives in positive and constructive ways, just has it has done with my own. Some of my most rewarding experiences are when I am able to integrate my first passion into my second one successfully. I do this in the most simple and powerful of ways, which are generally not known by almost all who know me personally.

One example of this, was (and still is) the driving force behind my “choices” homework, which is voluntary for students at white through green, but becomes mandatory at blue and above, or anyone over 16 years of chronological age. The ultimate goal of my “choices” homework is to raise students who learn to become competent at making good personal choices, as well as to learn who it is that is actually accountable and responsible for those choices being made…  

For any who wish to learn more of the “old soul spiritual teacher” and/or the "social engineer" in me, you may visit my website to look around and explore:

May you always be at one with your own knowing, and enjoy the changes coming into your lives,

Renshi Charles Everette Stewart



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