The Exam Procedure
All students will have a chance to advance to the next belt level by taking a test every 8 to 12 weeks. Each exam has a specific number of techniques to learn and skills to achieve. Your instructor, upon watching your progress, will invite you to the next scheduled testing when he feels that you are ready. An exam request form must be filled out in advance before every exam. In the beginning, you will find that your belt exams are scheduled closer together and are shorter in length. As you get further along and your knowledge and skills increase, your belt exams will be farther apart and will take longer to complete. A minimal fee of $55-$75 will be charged for each exam which covers the master's time, a new belt, material for breaking techniques and the certificate of promotion upon successful completion of the test. If for any reasons you can not test on the scheduled day, an extra fee will be added to the exam fee whenever Master Jim makes time to test you individually or with others. The weeks prior to the test date are designated to ensure your success. Exam dates are posted two weeks prior to the exam on the bulletin board.
“THE TEST IS AN INVITATION FROM THE MASTER TO THE
STUDENTS WHO HE FEELS ARE READY TO TAKE IT.
TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS ARE REQUIRED TO GET THE NEXT
BELT. IF ANYONE HAS ANY REASON FOR NOT TAKING THE TEST,
PLEASE LET MASTER JIM KNOW. ”