We have had another very successful testing. With students testing for everything from their recommended Black Belt to parts of second, third and fourth Dan. The testing was outstanding! I am very proud of all the students that tested, their performance was exciting and inspirational. If you were unable to attend, you missed out, maybe next time.
So you may better understand what happens at a Black Belt testing lets look at some of the requirements. Break down an entire form (kata) into its street applications. Including pressure point targets along with an explanation as to the system that governs those points. Break 4 boards in 4 seconds or less. Create and execute a creative break, using 3 boards together or separate, creativity being the key. Proficiency with specialty techniques. In this case it was up to 50 Torite Jitsu techniques and applications. Writing an essay or taking a written test. Plus Sparring, Forms, Self Defense, Hand Techniques, Foot techniques and combinations.
Master Phil Peplinski
Congratulations to the following.
Melvin Miller 2nd Dan Hapkido, Ryan Humphrey 2nd Dan Taekwondo, Erwin Hayward 1st Dan Hapkido, Andrea Lagunes 1st Dan Taekwondo, Alberto Ponce 1st Dan Taekwondo, Francisco Hernandez 1st Dan Taekwondo, Charlotte Schrand 1st Dan Taekwondo, Mark Liverio Recommended Black