Green belt is the fourth earned rank in the Viam Chao system after red. It is typically awarded between 12-24 months after red, if a student can demonstrate sufficient knowledge of a wide variety of techniques and concepts. The color green signifies that the student has solid roots and is growing on their own, unofficially the color of leaves (a student begins to develop their own concepts and style).


Students of the green belt level learn to work with handguns on a more progressive level. Because of logistics, students are encouraged to seek out additional training from third parties. Where firearms might be banned or heavily regulated, instructors substitute a different weapon to learn.

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