May Black Belt Test

Youth Black Belt testing

What to expect on test day – helpful tips and suggestions 

basic Spring Test Info

  • Date: Saturday May 1, 2021
  • Time: 9:00AM - 11:30AM
  • Place: Magnus Karate Dojo
  • Suggested Arrival Time: 8:30 - 8:45AM
  • Date: Saturday May 1, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 - 11:30AM
  • Place: Magnus Karate Dojo
  • Suggested Arrival Time:
    8:30 - 8:45AM

Test Registration Link

Required before test participation. Contact Sensei Pannulla with questions. 

black belt uniform

Use coupon code: UNIFORM10 for your test discount

Test Day Important Info

2 (total) spectators per participant. 

Masks required indoors for all participants and spectators. 

Temp checks at the door. 

Not feeling well?…please do not come to the test. If a test participant falls ill before test time we can find an alternative solution. 

  • Hydration: Please make sure your child is drinking enough water throughout this week (especially Friday and Saturday). This test will be very physically taxing and preparing for hydration issues is very important. Although all candidates will have multiple 5 minute recovery breaks throughout the test, proper hydration can help keep each student reach peak performance throughout the entire morning. 
  • Rest: Please be sure to get plenty of rest the day and  night before the test. I always suggest an organized sleep structure at least 3-4 nights before a large physical performance. 
  • Nutrition: This test is consistently physical, there is little downtime for break once they have begun a test section. Please be sure that your child has had enough to eat the weekend before and has eaten the day of. I would not suggest a large meal within one hour of test time – the easiest way to get sick during this test is over eating or an incorrect food choice. I would additionally avoid fast food the morning of the test. Possibly providing quick snack fuel options (bars, veggies, fruit) during their 5 minute breaks is an excellent idea as well

Please feel free to take as many photos and videos as you would like during the test. 

Capturing footage will not be a distraction to anybody. 

Multiple chairs will be spread throughout the dojo. Families will be grouped together. 

Find an available and open spot and it’s yours! 

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Black Belt test is not a competitive style sport event. 

Please do not attempt to verbally encourage or gain attention of your child was the test is in progress. 

All students have been prepped well and are expected to demonstrate independence of selected test content with minimal coaching and motivation. 

Multiple 5 min. breaks will be implemented. I highly encourage you to support and cheer them on during the break sections. 

 

  • Plenty of extra water
  • Clean uniform and belt
  • A small snack (nothing heavy, maybe fruit or sometime of bar)
  • Extra mask – Experience has show that a make replacement is a good idea during break sections. 
  • Towel to wash off face during transitions. 

Upon confirmation of a passing test result Sensei will send out an email with promotion dates. 

Please leave time for uniform embroidery. Generally promotions to black belt can come 1 to 1.5 months after the test. 

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Black Belt Test outline

Foundations, Pre-Frames, Line Demonstrations

Conditioning Set 1: 

  • Floor Squats 
  • Pushups
  • Breakfalls
  • Breakfall to Back Rolls 

Foundations Demonstration: 

  • Reverse Punch
  • Pivot Punch
  • Jab-Cross, Jab-Elbow
  • Tapping, Rolling, Triangles 
  • Front Kicks
  • Rounds Kicks
  • Hook Kicks 

Transition Based Line Demonstrations:

  • Tapping Low Swing
  • Rolling High Raise
  • Triangel Middle Shuto
  • Rebound Low Split in Side Stance 

Kicking Based Line Demonstrations: 

  • Low-high Front Kick
  • Low-high Round Kick
  • Step Hook Kick
  • Back Kick

Total: 5 minute break time

Recommended: 

  • Drink Water
  • No sitting, keep moving and take time to walk around 
  • Pending weather: Take a walk outside, take the mask off, feel fresh air. 
  • Take a small snack break (not a large intake of food)
  • Breaks are strictly 5 minutes, group will return to next section upon test panels instruction.

Conditioning Set 2: 

  • Jumping Jacks 
  • Jump Squats
  • Leg Flutters 

All kata demonstrated by the count with the group. 

1 Pinan kata will be selected for the group to demonstrate together without a count. 

  1. Pinan Sho Dan 
  2. Pinan San Dan
  3. Pinan Yon Dan
  4. Pinan Go Dan
  5. Passai Sho
  6. Nihanchi Sho Dan 
  7. Group Demonstration: Select Pinan Kata

Total: 5 minute break time

Recommended: 

  • Drink Water
  • No sitting, keep moving and take time to walk around 
  • Pending weather: Take a walk outside, take the mask off, feel fresh air. 
  • Take a small snack break (not a large intake of food)
  • Breaks are strictly 5 minutes, group will return to next section upon test panels instruction.

Striking and Kicking 

Paddle Striking

  • Jab-Cross, Jab-Elbow
  • Palm, Elbow, Knee

Paddle Kicking

  • Step Hook
  • Spin Hook

Shield Kicking 

  • Rear Round Kick
  • Jumping Round Kick
  • Side kick-Back Kick 

Total: 5 minute break time

Recommended: 

  • Drink Water
  • No sitting, keep moving and take time to walk around 
  • Pending weather: Take a walk outside, take the mask off, feel fresh air. 
  • Take a small snack break (not a large intake of food)
  • Breaks are strictly 5 minutes, group will return to next section upon test panels instruction.

All Foundations demonstrated from gi grab positions 

Elbow Offsets: 

  • Drop Elbow
  • Pull Elbow
  • Elbow Hyperextension 

Leg/Knee Offsets: 

  • Knee Bumps
  • Leg Sweeps
  • Back Cut Sweeps 

Gi Grab Takedowns: 

  • Forward Takedowns
  • Back Cut Takedowns 
  • Backgrab Response Takedowns

Offset Take Down Continuations:

Total: 5 minute break time

Recommended: 

  • Drink Water
  • No sitting, keep moving and take time to walk around 
  • Pending weather: Take a walk outside, take the mask off, feel fresh air. 
  • Take a small snack break (not a large intake of food)
  • Breaks are strictly 5 minutes, group will return to next section upon test panels instruction.

Movement Mirror Progressions: 

  • Movement Only
  • Offensive Mechanics
  • Defensive Response 

360 Back Kick through 2 boards.