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Black Belt X
The major requirement for being admitted to higher A.S.P. ranks is active participation in A.S.P.A. affairs. Other requirements are:
1. Good moral character
2. Active participation in A.S.P. training and seminars
3. Active promotion of A.S.P., locally, nationally, or internationally
4. Competitive record of ANY type, either non-contact (Comsek), contact (free sparring, stick-footfighting), or give and take (kickboxing and grappling). This requirement applies to men under 60 and women under 55.
5. Teaching, or helping to teach A.S.P. and qualifying as an A.S.P. accredited instructor.
6. Successful examination on each particular program and selected techniques of all previous ones
7. Increased proficiency in free sparring against multiple opponents
8. Red Cross First Aid and CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certificates (desirable for up to BB VII A.S.P., required for higher ranks).
BLACK BELT X, A.S.P. THIS RANK IS AWARDED TO BB IX, A.S.P., IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CAUSE OF A.S.P.
ALL A.S.P. STUDENTS (NO EXCEPTIONS) MUST HAVE SIGNED IN THE PRESENCE OF WITNESSES THE APPLICATION/ RELEASE PROVIDED BY THE ASSOCIATION, IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY AND ALL A.S.P.A. ACTIVITIES. MINORS MUST SIGN AND ALSO HAVE THEIR PARENTS (BOTH) OR GUARDIAN SIGN THE APPLICATION/RELEASE. IT IS THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL A.S.P. INSTRUCTORS TO SEE THAT ALL THEIR STUDENTS HAVE COMPLIED WITH THIS REQUIREMENT. NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO TEACH OFFICIALLY PROMOTIONAL A.S.P., i.e., TO TEACH AND AWARD A.S.P.A. RECOGNIZED RANKS TO HIS STUDENTS, UNLESS SO AUTHORIZED BY THE ASSOCIATION.
The safety record of A.S.P. over the years has been truly outstanding. There is always, however, the possibility of a freak accident and personal injury liability is VERY serious and should NEVER be taken lightly BY ANYONE.