THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS FOR TESTING ARE NON-NEGOTIABLE. ALL ITEMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN ON TIME. THIS PAGE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. YOU MUST PRINT OUT THE ACTUAL FORM AND FILL IT OUT COMPLETELY. ALL FORMS ARE ON THE MEMBERS ONLY TEST FORMS PAGE, WHICH YOU CAN FIND BELOW. FOLLOW THE LINKS, PRINT OUT ALL FORMS, COMPLETE THE FORMS, AND TURN THEM IN ON TIME IN ORDER TO GET A PROMOTION. FAILURE TO COMPLETE ANY OF THESE ITEMS WILL RESULT IN NO PROMOTION FOR YOUR CHILD.
APPLICATION- To be turned in the first week of your child's scheduled testing month. This allows us to order belts, have enough tape, and staff properly to accommodate the group testing.
ATTENDANCE- The students must average two classes per week between promotions. Rarely does a child go from the third grade to the fourth grade without attending the proper amount of classes in the third grade.
PARENT NOTE- Must be signed and turned in the first week of the exam month. If the parent is working on a specific issue and is using the parent note or testing as a carrot (motivator), please let Master Jim know in advance or the child will not be eligible for the test.
TEACHER NOTE- Must be signed and turned in the first week of the exam month. No Exceptions. We are not training bullies. We are preparing future leaders! Power, Honor, DISCIPLINE! Teachers deserve a voice, and parents appreciate the opportunity to know of their child's behavior when they are not present. We encourage parents to be proud and praise their children for doing good and right things when they are not looking.
FULL UNIFORM- Must be worn three weeks of the exam and the day of promotion. It is hard to watch some parents scramble to make all this take place and have other parents make excuses. Please make this event as important to you as it is to your child. They have worked hard, and they want to make you proud!
HOME HELPERS CHART- The accumulation from the last exam. Please, I beg of you, do this daily with your children! Not to catch them doing something wrong but a daily calibration of what they did RIGHT!
THE FIRST STRIPE/DEGREE- (For every belt) must update the contact information and new liability form for your student file, in case of an emergency.
ESSAYS DUE- Yellow Belts and above, must complete the Virtues of the Month. All students under 21, and all classes. Accountable for each virtue since the last test. Due the first day of the first week of testing month. NO EXCEPTIONS.
GOALS DUE- Must be turned in the first week of the exam month. The goals do not have to be Kung Fu San Soo related. There will be THREE goals 1) Short Term, to be accomplished within 3 months. 2) Medium Term, to be accomplished within a year. 3) Long Term, perhaps a five-year goal. All goals need a start and end date. They must be very personal and unique (not what a person feels obligated to say). If a goal has been established, an update on progress is expected. If a goal changes, then share that. ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO DO THIS FROM YELLOW BELT AND BEYOND.
PRE-EXAM- Must be turned in the first week of the exam month. Print your test, do the skills, rate yourself on a scale of 1-10. A score of 1 is the lowest level of skill comprehension. A 10 is the highest level of comprehension. Turn this in with your application please.
EXAM PRINTED- Name filled in and all information done. This is your actual test! Upon completion it will be put in your student file and returned to you when you achieve your BLACK BELT!
**IF you cannot complete this outline and/or would prefer to take the exam privately or semi-privately that can be arranged:
White Belt through Yellow Belt THIRD STRIPE....$150.00
Green Belt Through Brown Belt THIRD STRIPE....$300.00
BLACK BELT AND BEYOND ALL EXAMS ARE PRIVATE.
All requirements are due the first week of your exam month, no exceptions. Nothing is due after that for the exam at hand. Students submitting late and/or incomplete materials will not be promoted. This policy ensures staff adequate time to organize such an event and recognizes those students who demonstrate their dedication and commitment to earning their promotions by ensuring they complete requirements in full and on time.
The promotions will be held the THIRD Saturday of the month. At PhD Martial Arts at 12 P.M. unless announced at the beginning of the month (3 weeks notice). The week before promotions, during class time, students will do their fitness requirements, techniques and forms.
DUE THE FIRST WEEK OF YOUR SCHEDULED EXAM MONTH:
( ) Application ( ) Goals ( ) Home Helpers Chart ( ) Parent Note ( ) Teacher Note ( ) Pre-exam ( ) Exam ( ) Notebook ( ) Full Uniform
Luck is when preparedness meets up with opportunity! Best of "Luck" to you,
Master Jim =)