First to Third Level Black Belts


First Level Black Belt

  1. Five routines:
    1. One Northern or Southern Chinese Wushu routine
    2. One Internal Style Chinese Wushu routine
    3. One other routine that can be from any accepted martial arts style
    4. One short weapon routine from any accepted martial art style
    5. One long weapon routine from any accepted martial arts style
  2. Ten Qinna techniques
  3. Ten take down techniques
  4. Basic Taiji Push Hands ability including Peng, Lu, Ji, An, Cai, Lie, Zhou, Kao
  5. Twenty one step fighting techniques
  6. Proficiency in free style sparring
  7. Men must be able to do 20 one handed push ups (feet placed on a foot high bench), with each arm. Women must be able to do 30 standard two handed push ups (feet placed on a foot high bench)

Many of the Wushu Sanshou Dao First Level Black Belt recipients have also attained the top three rankings in international competitions held in the United States and Canada. Some have also attained the top three rankings in world competitions. Wushu Sanshou Dao does not require its members to compete in competitions, however, participants that are interested in competition are encouraged to do so. The primary goal of Wushu Sanshou Dao is to nurture the all-around martial artist.

Second Level Black Belt

  1. Ten additional Qinna techniques
  2. Ten additional take down techniques
  3. Ten ground fighting techniques
  4. Free Taiji Push Hands ability
  5. Internal energy (Qigong) attainment, such that strikes to the arms, abdomen, chest, sides of the torso, and head can be withstood without injury. Women are exempt from strikes to the chest and waist.
  6. Breaking techniques with the hands, feet, and head, which indicate strength and power for martial application.
  7. Free sparring incorporating Push Hands skills which indicate the ability to use neutralization skills against an opponent’s muscular strength.

Third Level Black Belt

  1. Two advanced External and/or Internal Style routines
  2. Ten additional take down techniques
  3. Ten additional ground fighting techniques
  4. Ten additional Qinna techniques incorporating ten effective pressure point attacks
  5. Barehanded free sparring training against weapons
  6. Combined free sparring with take down, Qinna, and Push Hands skills
  7. A qualified Second Level holder may be exempt from all of the above requirements, if he or she has achieved recognition as an all-around routine champion or a Sanshou champion in a recognized national competition