YOSHUKAI INT'L. KARATE SCHOOL
Belt testing dates are on our calendars. Please refer to the Calendars page for dates.
For candidates testing for purple belt or higher there are only three tests each year (February, June and November)
Students who are ready to test will receive notification that will include their time to be at the testing. A general belt testing notice will be posted at the dojo.
There is a written test included in belt testing for all students 11 years old or older.
Students should know all required material for the belt level that they are testing for and for all of their previous belt levels. If a student does not know their required kata's and material then they should not be testing. Please ensure that you know all the kata’s and techniques (blocks, kicks, punches, stances) for your belt test. This includes knowing the Japanese terms for these techniques.
Students testing are not only expected to know the material required for the level they are testing for and all of their previous belt levels, they must also be able to perform it all at a skill level appropriate for the belt level they are testing for.
Candidates are expected to show kumite (sparring) skill and knowledge level appropriate to the belt level that they are testing for.
Anyone late for testing will NOT be permitted to join in the test. No exceptions. Be on time, or better yet, be a bit early!
Students who are testing are expected to put out a 100% effort so please do not attend a test if you are sick or injured. If you are not sick or injured then put out 110% for your test!
Students under 11 years old will be put through a brief oral test on their required terminology. They will also be asked to perform one, two, three or more kata’s, depending on their belt level. They may also be asked to perform other kata’s and/or techniques (blocks, kicks, punches, stances) using the Japanese terminology. Students with coloured belts who are testing will be asked to spar for two or three matches.
Bring your sparring gear.
Make sure your finger and toe nails are clipped short and clean.
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