Spring 2012 Belt Test Info
Belt Test and Potluck – Sunday, April 29th
The Illinois Marathon takes place this Saturday, April 28th and multiple roads will be closed surrounding the ARC facility making it very inaccessible. As a result, there will not be class on Saturday, April 28th. Not to worry the belt test is scheduled for this Sunday, April 29th from 10am – 3pm and later that evening a potluck so you will have several opportunities for Tae Kwon Do that weekend. Warm ups start promptly at 10AM. In turn, I recommend showing up 20-30 minutes early to ensure you are there on time. If you plan on testing you must be at the warm-ups, in turn higher belts you might want to bring a small snack (banana, energy bar or sports drink) to keep your energy up while waiting for your test to begin.
If you are not testing please still wear your uniform since you can definitely help out during the test by holding targets, free-sparring, taking pictures and encouraging your fellow club members. Also, I would like to take an updated club picture for the website. Afterward, there will be a traditional potluck at my place in Savoy, IL begins as early as 5pm 🙂
Belt Test Schedule
- 10am – 10:45am warm-ups and basic foot / hand techniques
- 10:45am – 12:00pm white – yellow
- 12:00pm – 1:30pm yellow – green, green – high green
- 1:30pm – 1:45pm high belt demonstration (board breaking / mental discipline challenges for higher belts not testing)
- 1:45 – 3:00pm higher belts testing for blue and high blue
The belt testing fee is $10 and this can be paid in cash or check on the day of the test. The fee covers boards, belts and other testing items. If you are re-attempting for the same belt level there is no fee required.
Everyone that is testing should review the rules sheet with the Korean terminology (click here for rules sheet) and have a favorite technique prepared. You should be able to demonstrate your favorite technique on both sides. If you are testing for Blue Belt level you need to email me a short essay about “What Blue Belt Means To You” prior to the test.