Proposed Testing Cycle for 2015
Our Testing Cycle runs 9 to 10 weeks depending on Tournaments, time of year, and other scheduling issues. Like my daughters wedding in February of 2016. All students need 3 stripes and 20 classes to ensure that they have sufficient knowledge of their material. Black belts are on a longer schedule as thy test ever 6 to 8 months depending on rank.
Tigers do their testing at 9:00 am on their respective testing days including those of sparring ranks. Belts are awarded immediately after to students who have passed their test requirements. Karate Kids, Teens and Adults test at 10:30 am (subject to change due to Tiger Test size) and is usually done by noon. Belts are awarded immediately after to those students who have passed their test requirements. YES ! all students must pass their test requirements with a passing score of 240, cumulative for form, 1 steps, boards, weapons, sparring, and attitude!!!!!!! Based on Rank. All students must earn their rank or it has no meaning. This is just one of the life skills for becoming a Black Belt.
Test Schedule and important dates:
July 18th, 2015: Testing
September 7th, 2015: Closed
September 11th, 2015: Leadership Class
September 18th, 2015: Leadership Class
September 19th, 2015: Testing/ BBQ
September 26th, 2015: Picture Day 9:00AM
October 1st, 2015: Start of Christmas order
October 10th, 2015: Master Hoover's Tournament
October 16th, 2015: Leadership Class
November 1st, 2015: No more Christmas Orders
November 6th, 2015: Leadership Class
November 20th, 2015: Leadership Class
November 21st, 2015: Testing
November 26th, 2015: Closed
November 27th, 2015: Closed
December 4th, 2015: Leadership Class
December 18th, 2015: Leadership Class
December 24th, 2015-January 2nd,2016- Closed
January 8th, 2016- Leadership Class
January 22nd, 2016- Leadership Class
January 30th, 2016- Testing
February 1st, 2016-February 7th,2016- Closed (Mrs. B's Daughter's Wedding)
Please keep in mind these dates are subject to change. Master Hoovers Tournament in Sioux falls is usually the second weekend in October.
World Championships is in Little Rock, AR In August and the Sturgis Rally is the First full week of August. Setting Goals is the first step to achieving them.