Belt Promotion Testing Prerequisites

Please remember that all candidates must achieve the initial Time-In-Grade prerequisites, and each testing candidate is ultimately responsible for knowing all of the material necessary to attain their next belt-rank. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an average proficiency of their techniques, and be able to perform all of their previous requirements with more confidence, power, speed and focus.

All candidates should know what is required for the upcoming test, because all students receive a copy of their new requirements at the belt and certificate presentation of their last successful testing. Please review your requirement sheets to see if you are responsible for writing an essay.

All candidates must present the following items to your Instructor before the deadline posted on the Testing Requirements page.

  • Testing registration form – Download Application Form Here
  • Testing Fee - All Gup ranks are $50.00
  • Essay - The topic and other information concerning the candidate is in your requirement sheet. Essays are required for all candidates who are testing for a solid color rank (Yellow, Green, Blue, etc.) Failure to meet this deadline or criteria will void your opportunity to test. There will be no exceptions.