Candidates Testing for Adult Yondan & Godan
Congratulations on the next step you are taking with your martial arts training! Even with martial arts becoming more and more popular, few ever get to the point of being considered for black belt. The fact that you are reading this letter speaks volumes about your many positive attributes.
To help get you ready for this next step as a black belt, you are invited to a series of Special Training classes. Ultimately, your eligibility for testing will be based upon your time of practice and your performance level. It is highly recommended that you work out in as many regularly scheduled classes as possible to further prepare you for the pretest.
Please make sure to look through our Step by Step Guide below in order to see all the steps you will take during the testing cycle. Do your best and good luck!
Black Belt Test Step by Step Guide
- Please fill out your ONLINE APPLICATION right away. This is to register you with the Uechiryu Butokukai for all of this year's testings and training classes. (Official Black Belt Testing Applications will be handed in by the candidate to their sensei.)
- It is recommended that candidates register for the Uechiryu Butokukai Intramural taking place on November 4th to help prepare them for their test. YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THE INTRAMURAL HERE.
- Please provide a candidate HEADSHOT.
- Familiarize yourself with the REQUIREMENTS for your rank.
- Attend the BLACK BELT TRAINING CLASSES offered by the various dojos of the Butokukai. These run from December 2017 to the end of January 2018.
- Please turn in all BLACK BELT TESTING Applications and testing fees to your home dojo no later that December 10th.
- During the month of January all candidates will be administered the WRITTEN TEST at their HOME DOJO.
- Attend the YONDAN & GODAN BLACK BELT TEST at the Atkinson Dojo on Friday, March 9th. The test begins at 7:30 PM.
- All candidates who have been determined to have passed their test will be asked to submit pictures and a short write-up for the graduation yearbook.
- Graduates will attend the BLACK BELT GRADUATION CEREMONY.
Test Fee Includes:
- Test Training Classes
- Black Belt Test
- Black Belt Graduation (includes two guest tickets)
- Embroidered Black Belt
- Black Belt Diploma
- Soft Cover Yearbook
- Downloadable Video of the Black Belt Graduation