Black Belt Testing
March 5, 2005
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:
Erwin Hayward 3rd Dan Taekwondo. Scott Cannella 3rd Dan Hapkido. Dean White 3rd Dan Taekwondo. Christian Ledford 2nd Dan Taekwondo. Dirk Warner 2nd Dan Taekwondo. Mark Liverio 1st Dan Taekwondo.