Take That First Step

The 1st Student Grade (abbreviated to 1SG) is the first of three grades which together make up the Foundation Stage of the FWTS Training Programme.

The purpose of the 1SG programme is to get people started. It assumes zero knowledge of martial arts training, of body mechanics, or of working with a training partner, and aims to introduce the system, build confidence, and get you moving.

If you can walk up a flight of stairs, run briefly at a light jogging pace, and move your limbs without any major problems, you’ve already got sufficient fitness to begin this programme. The simple drills and exercises within 1SG will improve your awareness, your coordination, your movement and your balance, and will build the fundamental skills needed to start solving the most basic combat problems.

Like all first steps, you may not find it super-easy initially, but you’ll realise that all the movements are comfortably within your abilities.


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1SG Syllabus

The syllabus is a summary of all topics which you’ll cover during the 1st Student Grade training programme.

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1SG Training Programme

The training programme expands upon each topic of the syllabus, adds detail, and provides a personal lesson plan. Your instructor will introduce and explain each part, and help you work through all the drills & exercises contained within.

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1SG Assessment

The assessment asks you to demonstrate your practical ability with the material listed in the syllabus.

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Where Next?

Level Contents
4 Foundation Stage
5 1st Student Grade (you are here)
End Of Branch
2nd Student Grade
End Of Branch
3rd Student Grade
End Of Branch