Sunday, April 25, 2010

April 2010 Belt Test for Karate in English Students!

On Sunday April 18, 2010 we held rank tests for our Karate in English students. We had ten students take the test, ranging from white to orange belt. Following and examination of the basics, I evaluated students on their progress in forms (kata), self-defense, and sparring.

All the students testing that day had worked very hard on their requirements so there were no surprises. Any mistakes made were very minor, and corrected immediately by the student (usually without me needing to say a word).

The high point of the rank test was the sparring, as students from different class times had the opportunity to spar with each other. The energy level was high and students displayed good control and strong fighting spirit.

To my students, I wish to say: Well done! We are very proud of you all!