Original Purple book


The covers were a shade of gray instead of purple. Many years later, when he gave me permission to reproduce these for my school in Chicago, we managed to get purple but the paper was difficult to obtain. Therefore, I guess that’s why the books in California were gray.

More code words were defined below.

Very interesting to note that on the page below you see Finger Set and Short Two as the required forms. Long Form One will not be required until Blue belt. Its position in the sequence of forms changes over the years.

Below you see the original 32 purple belt technique sequence.