Grand Master Ed Parker knew he would not be around forever. In an effort to give longevity and structure to his new AMERICAN KENPO SYSTEM Ed Parker set minimum standards for obtaining each belt rank, Yellow Belt through 3rd Black Belt
In 1987 - Three years before his death on December 15, 1990 - Ed Parker published Volume V of INFINITE INSIGHTS INTO KENPO. In this book he set forth the minimum requirements for each belt. Those requirements would specify the exact techniques to be taught; the order in which they should be taught and the kata/s required.
Yellow belt has 10 required self defense techniques;
all belts Orange through 3rd degree Black Belt have 24 self Defense techniques.
1ST BROWN techniques are the extensions or complete ORANGE BELT Self Defense Technique.
1ST BLACK techniques are the extensions or complete PURPLE BELT Self Defense Technique.
2ND BLACK techniques are the extensions or complete BLUE BELT Self Defense Technique.
3RD BLACK techniques are the extensions or complete GREEN BELT Self Defense Technique.
FORTUNATELY FOR THE INSTRUCTOR AND DEDICATED STUDENT = The most authoritative and detailed "written manuals" on American Kenpo Self defense Techniques are available at arnis.org
24 Technique Training Manuals and Videos
as well as a Home Study Course