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.
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.
Red Stripe = Basics knowledge
White Stripe = Form knowledge
Green Stripe = Form memorized (Tiny Tigers 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
Green/Purple/Blue 1/2 Step....18 classes
Green/Purple/Blue Test....18 classes
Brown/Red Belts....18 classes
Brown/Red Belts Midterm....18 classes
Brown/Red Belts Test....18 classes
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.
Reminder there is NO Regular TKD Classes on Testing Nights