Month: April 2017

… Is this a Test????…..

  One of the common events at Martial Arts school's is to promote the student through the Color Belts by the use of Promotion Tests.    On the surface the Promotion Test appears to be similar to a recital or a graduation ceremony, where friends and family gather to celebrate the achievement of the student.   Well, … Continue reading … Is this a Test????…..


Basic Terminology and Class Conduct

Last week in class one student asked me for a "cheat sheet" of all the terms that they need to know for testing.   I suggested that they listen instead of read and memorize.  The class IS the 'cheat sheet'.   Later I decided to compromise.   I realize that for a new student, the Dojang … Continue reading Basic Terminology and Class Conduct