Currently on ZOOM
Last Friday of Every Month
What to Bring
- Your full Gi with school patch sewed on
- Your obi
- Book reports (emailed to email@example.com if testing via Zoom)
- “Permission to test” sheets (emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org if testing via Zoom)
- Test fee (free if you are enrolled in regular classes).
All ages have monthly requirements for proficiency in martial arts skills. The colored stripes on your obi represent the different areas of knowledge you have mastered on your way towards your next belt.
When you have all six of the colored skills stripes, you may be promoted to the next rank. Younger students are promoted in class, while students age 7 and up with all of their stripes are eligible for the cumulative belt test on the last Friday of the month. Please see the terminology, reading, and reports list here for details on what you will need for your white stripe.
Belt tests usually take place at both our Hombu and Lakewood Dojos, but are currently being held on Zoom due to COVID19 and social distancing requirements. Tests run from 6:30-8:00pm. If you are coming to one of the dojos to test, the doors open at 6pm on the last Friday of the month and instructors are available to help with questions or pre-test jitters. The test is cumulative, it covers everything you have learned since day one… not just the recent material.
Although testing is held each month, you could be ready every 4-5 months, depending on attendance and how often you train. If you train at one of our afterschool locations, then the promotions are generally done at the end of the school year at your school. If you train additional days at the dojo, you are eligible to test as soon as you are ready, typically in December and May, so you will progress twice as fast!
Our ninja camps can get you ready even faster! The reason you can progress quickly in these camps is that you get concentrated training, with one day devoted to each color stripe. If you have been out for a while or want to get ahead, then this is a great opportunity.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, and email paperwork to email@example.com.