Exam Information

Exams below black belt are held 3 times a year and at clinics and our summer camp. Students progress at their own pace. There is no set time span between belt ranks. Taking an exam is not the goal. The goal is for students to continue to improve their martial arts. Students’ readiness for an exam is determined by their head instructors. Students must have their head instructors’ permission to take an exam. Other exam requirements include:

-proper uniform: TKA patch, a U.S. flag, and a Korean flag on a white gi along with the current belt

-participation in at least one intramural tournament if testing for green belt

-participation in at least two intramural tournaments if testing for blue belt

-participation in the Eastern Regional Karate Championship if testing for brown belt

REMINDER: You must have your head instructor’s permission to test. If you do not have your instructor’s permission, you will not be allowed to take this exam.

Important: Select the proper exam location for your studio. If not listed, please select any location and we will match you up with your proper location. Check the Exam Schedule page for specifics. You must register at least 2 days before your exam. For those belt promotions that require tournament participation, please have the dates of your tournament participation at hand. You will need to turn in your tournament participation form at the exam (or mail the form(s) to the office). Check with your instructor if you have any questions. 

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