Attitude is everything in the martial arts, and the way you view your training will directly affect the martial artist you will become. Often students will have to make time for their martial arts. If you wait until you have the time to study, you will never begin.
Some new students have the opposite reaction and go overboard with their training. This is not advisable either, as it causes one to “burn out” and eventually have to give up training anyway.
New students are asked to come at least two times a week, and this usually produces satisfying progress. Intermediate students are encouraged to attend two to three times a week, and advanced students three to four. The higher up you go in rank, the more imperative it is to maintain your training.
Every six to eight weeks, there is a belt test to determine who is ready to move on to the next level. Students will be tested on the curriculum for their current belt, and depending how they do, will be promoted to the next rank. In order to participate in testings, students must ask permission from the Instructor no more than one week preceding the test. Testings typically happen on Saturdays and Mondays, and begin with a general cleaning of the school.
Click below on the belt you are currently wearing to find information about what you need to know for your next test.