Discovery Foundation II
In Fencing Master, badge colors indicate the level of training (Phase). The badge level system acts as an incentive for the student to advance to the next level of training.
Badge Level Promotion REQUIREMENTS
Each level in HKFM’s Badge Level System is full of meaning and philosophy. As a student advances from Blue badge to yellow badge, it symbolizes the knowledge and power the student has learned and experienced.
PROMOTION FEE =HK$380
PROMOTION TESTING : SKILL vs TIMELINE
To advance from one phase to another, students will need to qualify for promotion testing. Each student is different and will promote at a pace measured by skill and not a timeline.
When a student has accomplished each of these requirements, they will be given a promotion certificate and the respective badge which they can put on to their fencing jacket.
Able to do lunge with 3 checkpoint
Able to advance and retreat according to coach instruction/tempo
Able to do parry and parry riposte
For kids above 8+ coach may request to demonostrate lateral parry from 4th to 6th or vice versa
Able to demonstrate 2 class warm up routine (backward kick with hand, knee kick with hand)
Able to thrust at the target defined by the coach
Able to describe scoring target
Able to describe the 3 phrases and its meaning announce by coach at beginning of each match (En garde, pret allez)
Able to describe safety rules in class
Class room discipline
Respect the safety rules
Respect the classmates and coach
Follow coach instructions with positive attitude
Attended minimum 60 hours of combat practice
Graduating to a Elite Badge Level 8 means that you must know everything learned in all badge level
At Fencing Master we are very excited for students' Elite badge promotion. Through dedication and hard work, your goal is now a reality that you will be reaching shortly. Below is a checklist for you to follow of things that you will need to master and accomplish before attempting for assessment.
Attend a minimum of 10 Camps (internally or externally) from past years
Attend a minimum of 3 classes per week in addition to private lesson
Participate in minimum 3 competitions annually
Must have great energy/spirit levels in all classes
Give back to school (promotions, events), show loyalty and gratitude.
Follow all club rules
Must pass written test
Must memorize the Elite Badge Oath and be able to recite individually at the badge promotion.
Badge Promotion Assessment Fee : HK$380
Application Process for Badge Promotion
Badge Level promotion is arranged by invitation and self application. Once the application fee has been made, coach will discuss with the students to see which level to target and specific requirement of each level.
Students are suggested to prepare for this assessment in advance with self study and practice the skills with coach during private lessons.
Component of Assessments :
1. Skills/Tactics - to be conducted by the assigned coach
2. Behavior - based on the collective scoring from Coach and deputy coach
3. Theory - suggest the students to attend online-classes for review of the content