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What About Testing?

Testing is comparable to a recital.  A chance for the student to perform their achievementas and progress.  This is important for their self esteem.  They are reaching their short term goals.  We take Testing very seriously and hope you will too.  

Testing cycles are about 9-10 weeks.  

Testing dates are announced in class, the newsletter, social media and on the website.

Stripes are earned approximately every 4-5 lessons.

In order to Test a Student must have earned the appropriate Stripes (TKD), see below for details.  They must also have attended a minimum number of classes.

Prior to Testing Students must obtain permission from Parent/Guardian & their Teacher.  These should be turned in to your Instructor to earn your Gold Stripe. 

You must sign up for Testing at the Front Desk.  Doing so will make sure the Students name is on the Testing Roster, Instructors are prepared for all those intending to Test and the appropriate number of new belts are on hand.  Each Testing Cycle has a Sign Up Deadline, please sign up prior to the deadline to avoid a Late Registration Fee.   

Stripes

Red Stripe = Basics knowledge

White Stripe = Form knowledge 

Green Stripe = Form memorized (Moogis and Juniors)

Blue Stripe = White Belt: One step sparring, Orange thru Red Belt: Basic weapons skills

Orange Stripe = Sparring skills

Purple Stripe = Board Break 

Gold Stripe = Proper display of discipline & respect, and Permission to Test Slip turned in

Black Stripe = Works hard in every class, Follows directions showing respect and no attitude, Had a great testing.

Minimum Class Requirements:

White Belts....12 classes

Sign up at desk before testing.........$60

Orange & Yellow Belts half step (no Green stripe)....16 classes

Sign up before testing deadline to avoid late fee.........$35

Orange & Yellow Belts (Green stripe required)....16 classes

Sign up before testing deadline to avoid late fee.........$60

Camo, Green.....16 classes, Purple, Blue half step (no Green stripe)....18 classes

Sign up before testing deadline to avoid late fee.........$35

Camo, Green.....16 classes, Purple, Blue (Green stripe required)....18 classes

Sign up before testing deadline to avoid late fee.........$60

Brown/Red Belts Midterm (required for all) (Green stripe required)....18 classes

Sign up before testing deadline to avoid late fee.........$40

Brown & Red Belts Test....18 classes

Sign up before testing deadline to avoid late fee.........$60

Requirements - Strong balanced stances, quick crisp hand and foot techniques, respect, discipline, and a Black Belt attitude is required to test at this level.  

Second family discount testing at same time - $5

Board Break

Each student will get to break a board during each cycle (this earns them their Purple Stripe).  Please ​get your Board Break Ticket ($5) at the Front Desk.  Write the Students Name on the back and give to your Instructor before class.  Board Break Weeks are announced in Class, the monthly Newsletter and on Social Media.   

Permission To Test Form

These are handed out in class prior to a testing cycle.  Or you can download here.

 

Black Belt Rank Requirements and Fees:

• Black Belt Recommended.....min. of 30 classes consistent training. (min age 7) 

(Red, Black)  Testing for 1st degree BB.........$190 - includes GTMA personalized embroidered black belt.

 

• First Degree Black Belt, minimum 2 years of training, 5 mid-terms passed. (min age 10) 

Testing for 2nd degree BB.........$215 - includes GTMA personalized embroidered black belt.

Or $195 includes embroidered rank bar on current GTMA belt

 

• Second Degree Black Belt, minimum 3 years of training, 8 mid-terms passed. (min age 14)

Testing for 3rd degree BB.........$235 - includes GTMA personalized embroidered black belt.

Or $195 includes new embroidered rank bar on current belt.

 

• Third Degree Black Belt, minimum 4 years of training, 11 mid-terms passed

Testing for 4th degree BB.........$255 - includes GTMA personalized lettered black belt

Or $215 includes new embroidered rank bar on current belt.  

 

• Fourth Degree Black Belt, minimum 5 years of training, 14 mid-terms passed

Testing for 5th degree BB.........$275 - includes GTMA personalized lettered black belt. 

Or $235 includes new embroidered rank bar on current belt. 

Students must ask (at least 1 month prior to testing) , to receive permission to test from GM Longoria or AM Rudy.  Black Belt attitude, respect and discipline must be displayed at all times.  Higher level of fighting skills should be displayed.  Strong balanced stances and quick crisp hand and foot techniques should be demonstrated at all times. 

Black Belt Midterms for all ranks  - $60

Reminder there are NO Regular TKD Classes during Testing Week

NO Krav Maga & MMA (stand up) 7pm classes on Thursdays of Testing Week

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