Kane Academy Grading Syllabus

I’ve spent over 25 years studying Kickboxing in  various forms. I started in Freestyle Kickboxing and Karate at age 6, then moved on to Filipino Martial Arts, Kempo Jujitsu and Muay Thai.

The core of the syllbus is a blended kickboxing system.  I’ve taken the best techniques, drills and tactics from each striking art and combined them to create a brand new hybrid kickboxing style.

This is not a mish mash style I have used a logical approach in order to get techniques and drills that are appropriate. 

For example, each technique included had to meet the following criteria...

1. Does the technique work for all body types, ages and athletic abilities? It’s important to include techniques that work for most people not just the naturally gifted or athletic.

2. Does the technique work with the biomechanics of the other techniques in the syllabus? If the mechanics work well with other techniques it means combinations will flow smoothly and efficiently.

3. Does the technique work for most of my students, most of the time?  Low percentage flash techniques were not included as they can be investigated after black belt. I believe that attaining  black belt is about mastering the BASICS.

4. Does each technique have multiple uses? Techniques that only have one use were eliminated as I want all the techniques to solve multiple problems. This reduces learning time and increases reaction time as the student needs less thinking time to choose the correct technique.

Only techniques, drills and combinations that survived this analysis were added to the syllabus. This meant I had to discard several of my favourite techniques, but that the point of a well-built syllabus, It’s a means of teaching large groups the same content to create a consistent result.

Syllabus structure and order

The Kane Academy Kickboxing Syllabus is comprised of 15 grades to black belt.

White (usually given at the start of training to signify beginners mind)

There is a black stripe belt in between each colour grade except for Orange Belt. (Reason being this is where our Junior Program move up to when graduating into our full program.  

The Black stripes signify the ladder to Blackbelt and remind pupils to take one step at a time in life not just the dojo.

-White with Black Stripe
-Yellow
-Yellow and Black Stripe
-Red
-Red and Black Stripe
-Orange
-Green
-Green and Black Stripe
-Blue
-Blue and Black Stripe
-Purple
-Purple and Black Stripe
-Brown
-Brown and Black Stripe

-Black Belt

The first grade is white belt and is typically awarded once a student joins your school

The next five grades are beginner levels

The following five grades are intermediate levels

The final set of five grades are advanced grades


Grading Timelines

As this is a grading syllabus you should expect students to test for a belt / grade every 3 - 6  months. If they test every 3 months, then it will take approximately 3 years to EARN a black belt. If you opt for gradings every six months, then it will take just over 4.5 years to EARN their black belt.

At my Academy…

I typically expect a beginner level student to be training twice a week minimum

I expect an intermediate student to be training three times a week minimum

And I expect an advanced student to be training four times a week minimum


What do I get with this course?

Kickboxing intermediate levels 7 - 11 grade syllabus. 


1.  The Kane Kickboxing Syllabus split by grade. Each grade lists the techniques, drills, combinations, equipment recommendations and fitness requirements that are required to test. The syllabus will be in both Word & PDF formats.

2. To help make the best use of the grading syllabus I’ve also included over 100 detailed videos covering every technique, drill and combination so you know exactly what is required.

3. Basic Warm ups and cool downs are also inclueed as well as how to tie your belt and put handwraps on. 

Get everything you need to aid your learning and help you grade through the Intermediate grades by purchasing the syllabus below.

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  • Over 100 Video Lessons

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    Go through each technique seperately

  • Bonus content

    Bonus content to help you improve at a faster rate.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Grading

    • How to Tie Your Belt

  • 2

    Health and Safety

  • 3

    Warming up safely.

    • Basic Warm up 1

  • 4

    Cool down stretches

    • Basic Cool Down Stretches

  • 5

    Level 7 Orange Belt

    • Slide front kick left stance

    • Slide front kick right stance

    • Slide side kick left stance

    • Slide side kick right stance

    • Slide round kick left stance

    • Slide round kick right stance

    • Defence against slide round kick

    • Defence against slide side kick

    • Defence against slide front kick

    • Slide front kick, jab, cross combination

    • Slide side kick, jab cross combination

    • Slide round kick, jab, cross combination

  • 6

    Level 8 Green Belt

    • Rising elbow block right and left stance.

    • Outside elbow left and right stance

    • Short knee with grab left and right stance

    • Low p block left and right stance

    • Axe elbow left and right stance.

    • Round house knee left and right stance

    • Axe kick back leg left and right stance

    • Defence against outside elbow

    • Defence against round house knee

    • Defence against short knee

    • Defence against axe elbow

    • Jab, cross, axe elbow combination left and right stance

    • Jab, cross, short knee combination left and right stance

    • Jab, cross, round knee combination left and right stance

  • 7

    Level 9 Green and Black

    • Spinning back fist left and right stance

    • Spinning elbow left and right stance

    • Spinning back kick left and right stance

    • Defence against spinning elbow

    • Defence against spinning back kick

    • Defence against axe kick

    • Defence against spinning back fist

    • Defence against spinning back elbow

    • Jab, spinning elbow combination left and right stance

    • Jab, spinning back fist combination left and right stance

    • Jab, axe kick combination left and right stance

    • Axe kick, jab cross combination

  • 8

    Level 10 Blue Belt

    • Slide hook kick from left and right stance

    • Hook kick from back leg. Left and right stance

    • Spinning hook kick from left and right stance

    • Defence against a slide hook kick

    • Defence against hook kick off back leg

    • Defence against hook kick off back leg

    • Defence against spinning hook kick

    • Jab, spinning hook kick combination on pads

    • Spinning hook kick, jab, cross, jab combination

    • Slide hook kick, back fist, cross combination on pads

    • Slide hook kick,back fist, cross combination on pads

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    • Slide_hook_kick_right_stance_4K

    • Spinning_hook_kick_left_stance_4K

    • Slide_hook_kick_off_the_back_leg_left_stance_4K

    • Hook_kick_off_the_back_leg_left_stance_4K

    • Hook_kick_off_back_leg_right_stance_4K

  • 9

    Level 11 Blue Belt Black Stripe

    • Inward crescent kick left stance

    • Inward crescent kick right stance

    • Reverse inward crescent kick left stance

    • Reverse inward crescent kick right stance

    • Clinch knees

    • Inside front knee block from left stance

    • Inside front knee block from right stance

    • Outside front knee block from left stance

    • Outside front knee block from right stance

    • Defence against inward crescent kick from left stance

    • Defence against inward crescent kick right stance

    • Defence against a reverse inward crescent kick from left stance

    • Defence against reverse inward crescent kick from right stance

    • Defence against clinch knees

    • Inside shin deflection, jab, cross, jab combination left stance.

    • Inside shin deflection, jab, cross, jab combination right stance.

    • Jab, inside crescent kick combination from right stance.

    • Jab, inside crescent kick combination from right stance

    • Outward crescent kick, jab, cross, jab from left stance.

    • Outward Crescent kick, jab, cross, jab combination right stance.

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