What are the colors attached to the lower ranking belts?

Discussion in 'Kombatan' started by rto, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. rto

    rto New Member

    I've been wondering what are the belt colors attached to each lower ranking (before lakan)? If anyone could let me know I would appreciate it.
     
  2. animal_stylez

    animal_stylez New Member

    Hey RTO,

    I believe the colors by rank are the following (but I might be off :confused:)

    Isa - None
    Dalawa - White
    Tatlo - Yellow
    Apat -Orange
    Lima - Green
    Anim - Blue
    Pito - Purple
    Walo - Brown
    Siyam - Red
    Sampu - Black
     
  3. rto

    rto New Member

  4. For those who may be interested, this is what's in our IPMAF "Passports".

    For each subsystem (Solo Baston, Doble Baston, Espada y daga, Mano-Mano, Sipa-An, Dumog, Daga sa Daga, Dulo-Dulow, Bankaw), it goes like this:


    BAGUHAN/WHITE
    PANGUNAHIN/YELLOW
    PANGGITNA/GREEN
    ABANTE/BLUE
    TAGASANAY/BROWN
    TAGATURO/TRAINER

    DALUBHASA/EXPERT

    UNANG ANTAS
    IKALAWANG ANTAS
    IKATLONG ANTAS
    IKAAPAT NA ANTAS
    IKALIMANG ANTAS
    IKA-ANIM NA ANTAS
    IKA-PITONG ANTAS
    IKA-WALONG ANTAS

    Now, for Kombatan, (in the same passport) it's like this:
    WHITE with YELLOW
    YELLOW with GREEN
    GREEN with BLUE
    BLUE with BROWN
    BROWN with BLACK
    TRAINER
    INSTRUCTOR

    DALUBHASA/EXPERT

    LAKAN ISA (1)
    LAKAN DALAWA (2)
    LAKAN TATLO (3)
    LAKAN APAT (4)
    LAKAN LIMA (5)
    LAKAN ANIM (6)
    LAKAN PITO (7)
    LAKAN WALO (8)
    LAKAN SIYAM (9)
    LAKAN SAMPO (10)
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2009
  5. The above posting was from my old "Passports". In 2007, the grading was changed to accmmodate the new Kombatan curriculum DVD's produced by GGM Presas and GM Bowers. There are now 12 levels below "Lakan". It goes like this:

    0 WHITE
    1 WHITE with YELLOW
    2 YELLOW
    3 YELLOW with GREEN
    4 GREEN
    5 GREEN with BLUE
    6 BLUE
    7 BLUE with BROWN
    8 BROWN
    9 BROWN with BLACK
    10 BLACK
    11 TRAINER
    12 INSTRUCTOR

    After that, the Dalubhas or Expert rankings remain the same:

    DALUBHASA/EXPERT:
    LAKAN ISA (1)
    LAKAN DALAWA (2)
    LAKAN TATLO (3)
    LAKAN APAT (4)
    LAKAN LIMA (5)
    LAKAN ANIM (6)
    LAKAN PITO (7)
    LAKAN WALO (8)
    LAKAN SIYAM (9)
    LAKAN SAMPO (10)
     
  6. lennon0131

    lennon0131 New Member

    hi im under GM Jan Presas and our rankings are

    White
    Yellow with black level 1
    Yellow with red level 2
    Orange with black level 3
    Orange with red level 4
    Green with black level 5
    Green with red level 6
    Blue with black level 7
    Blue with red level 8
    Brown with red level 9
    Black with red Lakan isa
    Black with red then there's 2 stripes Lakan dalawa
    and so on..
     
  7. lennon0131 -- Kamusta na? Thanks for the input.

    All -- For rankings below Lakan, GGM was never one to micro-manage the IPMAF chapters around the world. Each school pretty much did their own color-belt curriculum and instituted their own color-belt ranking system.

    In general, it was only when students were ready for Lakan ranking that GGM got personally involved, ensuring that his Lakans were actually at black belt level proficiency in his system. (Most of the schools outside of the PI were teaching other martial art systems and GGM's approach was to introduce his art as a complement to theirs. Some of us were so impressed with Kombatan that we relegated everything else to the back burner and taught Kombatan as THE primary art.)

    It was when I retired from my Sec Gen position (for the third time, I think, --and I'm back again at my teacher's request) that this policy changed. The new Sec Gen at that time, Julius Melegrito, took Jan-Jan to his school in Nebraska and convinced Jan-Jan to create an "official" 10 level color belt curriculum on DVD which they could market to all the IPMAF schools.

    In coming up with a unique belt for each of the 10 levels, Jan-Jan remarked to me that it really depended on what belt styles/colors were available to the schools in different parts of the world.

    It's only in the past several years have we had (thanks to e-commerce) such a huge proliferation of multi-color belts and styles that we can now come up with a unique belt color/style for each level that could be available to everyone.

    Prior to that (in the older days), we used adhesive tape as "stripes" to signify ranking in-between the solid color belt ranks.
     
  8. TomiH

    TomiH New Member

    Hello!

    In Finland our rankings are

    White
    Yellow / level 1
    Green / level 2
    Green with black / level 3
    Blue / level 4
    Blue with black / level 5
    Red / level 6
    Red with black / level 7
    Brown / level 8
    Purple / level 9

    Black / Lakan isa
    Black / Lakan dalawa
    and so on..

    Best regards to all Kombatan brothers & sisters

    Tomi Harell
    Kombatan-Finland
     
  9. rto

    rto New Member

    I hadn't looked at the thread for a little bit and I hadn't seen all of thee other responses, thank you everyone for your input, I really appreciate!
     
  10. lennon0131

    lennon0131 New Member

    sir alex ok naman po..GM JanJan had told me a lot of things about you..
    and some stuffs regarding the history of Kombatan.
    I'm in China right now missing my training days in Kombatan hopefully if I come back to the PI I could still continue my training..

    pugay!
     
  11. About me? Uh oh. That could be good or bad... (smile).
    Regarding the history of Kombatan, you should have been here when we decide to change the name from Modern Arnis (/de Mano) to Kombatan. Jan felt like he was losing his identity. He wanted to reclaim "Modern Arnis" but his dad said, "No". After the meeting, he went out drinking (with Julius and/or Lito, I think) and came back home with a HUGE tatoo of our logo. I think it said Kombatan! LOL We sure miss him over here in the States.

    Pugay rin!
     
  12. lennon0131

    lennon0131 New Member

    sayang talaga di kasi popular ang arnis way back the 90's sa pinas
    though an apo from our barangay had told me about arnis and showed me
    a book about arnis i'm having a hard time to look for a school back then.
    thank god i was able to train under Gm Jan. I know there's a lot of good and bad stuff that had happened in the history of kombatan and i hope i could gather information about it and be able to write about it.

    pugay!
     
  13. johnzag

    johnzag Junior Member

    Just to confuse things further our belt colours in Australia are;

    Level 1 - Red/White
    Level 2 - Red
    Level 3 - Yellow
    Level 4 - Orange
    Level 5 - Green
    Level 6 - Blue
    Level 7 - Purple
    Level 8 - Brown
    Level 9 - Brown/Black
    Level 10 - Black
    Lakan Isa-Apat - Black (with the Red Tubing)
    Lakan Lima-Pito - Red/Blue (Masters Belt)
    Lakan Walo - Siyam - Black (with Gold Tubing) Grand Masters Belts
    Lakan Sampu - Red/White/Blue reserved for GGM only.
     

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