Adult Testing Procedures

Printable advancement form:  ADULTS-PROMOTION-FORM

Colored Belt Testing Procedures

Students may test for their next rank once they have completed all of the requirements for that next rank.  To see these requirements, click here.

When are the tests?

Colored Belt Tests are held four times a year.  Tests are at 10:00 am. on the first or second Saturday of March, June, September and December.  The exact dates are announced as the tests approach.

Friends and family are welcome to attend.  Out of respect for the testers, we ask that spectators silence all cell phones and refrain from talking.  After the test, spectators are invited to take a picture of the testing group, however, we ask that you remove your shoes before walking on the mats.

Application for Advancement:

Before testing, you must complete an application for advancement and return it along with payment to the office.  Forms and payment should be turned in at least one week prior to the test date.

Application for Advancement forms:   available in the office or download and print a copy here:  ADULTS-PROMOTION-FORM

Promotion Testing Fee:  $40 per Gup rank

Notebooks:

All colored belt adult students are required to maintain a notebook.  Your notebook must be up-to-date and turned in on test day.

On Test day:

Arrive early!  Give yourself time to stretch and to prepare mentally.

Wear a complete and laundered gi (gi top must have patches and lettering)

Men must wear protective cups.

Bring any appropriate weapons and sparring gear

Bring your notebook and place it on the judges table upon arrival

Black Belt Testing Procedures:

When Master Vergara believes that you are ready to test for Black Belt, he will personally invite you.  It is inappropriate to ask to test or assume that you are testing.  To see the requirements to test for black belt, click here.

When?

Black Belt Tests are held two times a year.  Tests are at 8:00 am. on the first or second Saturday of June and December.  The exact dates are announced as the tests approach.

Black belt tests are “closed” tests, meaning only those invited by the testing students and by Master Vergara are allowed to observe.  If you have not been invited, please do not attend.

Traditionally, red stripes who are preparing for their black belt test are invited to watch the test.  Please check with Master Vergara before attending.  If you attend, please wear street clothes and sit in the gallery.

Application for Advancement:

Before testing, you must submit an application form, promotion fee, and your Black Belt Paper.

Application forms are available in the office or download and print a copy here:  ADULTS-PROMOTION-FORM

Promotion Testing Fee:  $300 per Dan rank  ($150 if you are currently a Jr. Dan and are testing for 1st Dan Senior)

On Test day:

Arrive early!  Give yourself time to stretch and to prepare mentally.

Wear a complete and laundered gi (gi top must have patches and lettering)

Men must wear protective cups.

Bring all weapons and sparring gear