LEARN ABOUT THE PANKIDO ONLINE GRADUATION SYSTEM
The Basic Principle
The P.O.G.S. was created for those who have not the possibility to join a regular Pankido Dojo. It's now possible for them to practice Pankido in their own Dojo (click here) with friends as partners, and be tested in order to get a Pankido Grade Certificate and/or a Pankido Instructor Certificate.
The Pankido is a very well structured system in which each Grade has its own Official Programm.
After you get the Official Programm of a Grade (by example : the Gokyu Grade ou Red Belt One Black Strip - click here), you can practice this Programm with friends/partners (in your Private Pankido Dojo or anywhere else).
After some monthes (at least 7 monthes between two Grades), when you think you are ready to be tested, you send us a video in which we can appreciate your skills (demonstration of the techniques with a partner and some sparring).
if your level is considered satisfactory, you will receive your Gokyu Grade/Red Belt One Black Strip lifetime Certificate.
The Certificates are delivered by the World Pankido Federation and signed by Patrick Lombardo, W.P.F. President and Pankido Founder (click here).
Become a Pankido Kyu Grade Holder (Pankido Apprentice)
First Grade : Rokkyu/Red Belt with no Strip (White Belt in Traditional Martial Arts). This Grade is yours as soon as you become a registered Pankido practitioner.
Second Grade : Gokyu/Red Belt with 1 Back Strip (Yellow Belt in Traditional Martial Arts). 7 monthes after the First Grade.
Third Grade : Yonkyu/Red Belt with 2 Black Strips (Orange Belt in Traditional Martial Arts). 7 monthes after the Second Grade.
Become a Pankido Kyu Grade Holder (Pankido Advanced)
Fourth Grade : Sankyu/Red Belt with 3 Black Strips (Green Belt in Traditional Martial Arts). 7 monthes after the Third Grade.
Fifth Grade : Nikyu/Red Belt with 4 Black Strips (Blue Belt in Traditional Martial Arts). 7 monthes after the Fourth Grade.
Sixth Grade : Ikkyu/Red Belt with 5 Black Strips (Brown Belt in Traditional Martial Arts). 7 monthes after the Fifth Grade.
Become a Pankido Dan Grade Holder (Pankido "Black Belt" Holder)
Seventh Grade : Shodan/Red Belt with 1 Gold Strip (Black Belt 1st Degree in Traditional Martial Arts). 9 monthes after the Sixth Grade.
Eighth Grade : Nidan/Red Belt with 2 Gold Strips (Black Belt 2nd Degree in Traditional Martial Arts). 9 monthes after the Seventh Grade. This Grade is the last Grade you can get with the P.O.G.S.
Note : if you are already a Black Belt or an expert in any another Martial Art, the time between the Grades is less important. According o the system in which you are already a Black Belt, you can get the Shodan in only 1 to 3 monthes.
Become a Pankido Instructor
As soon as you get the Shodan ("Black Belt 1st"), you can become an official Instructor of the World Pankido Federation, and get the W.P.F. Instructor Certificate.