What is the application level?
The application level, black belt level, is the third of three student belt steps (see learning level) of the Pahuyuth. Members of the application stage wear a black belt.
In earlier times, the wearers of the black belt were considered enforcers and specially trained fighters (special units). In the philosophical essence, however, this color means above all one’s own shadow from which the students of the higher level may step out. They do this by developing their personal fighting style and detaching themselves from the Pahuyuth combat methodology, both physically and mentally.
Teaching content of the application level
The application level (black belt) is the last of the three Pahuyuth student stages. It is also referred to as a level of self-control or autodynamic stage (see model of autodynamics). The teaching content is mainly concerned with the development of the body’s own autodynamic functions and the confrontation with one’s own existence as a warrior.
The technical qualification and the Carrior’s Worthiness in the black belt level are usually created by self-critical practice and experimental teaching activities. Here, one’s own fighting style is formed to completion by specializing in techniques, perfecting tactics, and unlocking combat shaping skills.
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