Evaluation Information

Traditionally Pa Kua was taught orally and complete, without belts or segregation of the techniques into different disciplines. In an effort to keep alive the information and techniques, World Pa Kua uses a modern approach which allows us to continue passing the information through generations in a way that adapts to the changing world and the modern lifestyle.

Each student has a rank in each Pa Kua discipline. If I attend only martial arts I will wear a belt according to my level which will change as I evaluate and continue to learn. But I will also have a white belt in the other 8 disciplines. If I attend more than one discipline, I will wear my highest rank belt with patches colored to represent each level in each discipline. The patch will have a symbol and circle (seen below) so that each student can recognize and work appropriately with each other student.

The ranks are white, yellow, orange, green, grey, blue, red, black. Starting at white, until a student receives their grey belt, they will attend regular classes and then go to an evaluation which will be held during regular class time approximately three times each year. A student will need to evaluate for each discipline they attend in order to move forward in that discipline. After grey belt and moving on from there, the students will start participating in improvement classes and belt seminars which will take the place of evaluations.

The fee for Evaluation is $80 and will be paid only one time per belt. If I haven’t been attending classes long, or a missed a number of classes, I can still participate in the evaluation. If I don’t receive a rank, I will not need to pay for the next evaluation until I receive the next color belt level. Evaluations are not mandatory, but are highly recommended.

If I cannot make it to the evaluation with my regular group, I can attend any other evaluation with permission from my teacher and the teacher of the other group.

Master Mo WILLIAMS

Master Mo Williams was born in a small town in Washington State where he spent his days camping, hiking, and backpacking. After moving to Los Angeles, he discovered Pa Kua and it changed his life. He credits his practice with both his physical and mental successes. More than that, he found a home in World Pa Kua that gave him a purpose. Master Williams teaches both adults and kids. He holds a black belt in martial arts and is currently training for his second black belt in weapons. As the newest addition to the team, Master Williams hopes to give kids and adults a safe place where they can discover their true selves.

“You don’t have to feel stuck, you don’t have to let anxiety control your life. We all deserve to be treated with respect and to hold our heads up high. That’s what I want each of my students to understand.”