Testing for rank is a vital part of the martial arts. It allows students to progress within the rank structure and know what is required at each step of the progression, lets students demonstrate their skills and compare them to other students, lets instructors know the skill level of students and how they perform under pressure, and it helps keep students interested in staying in training, which helps keep the school open and operating.
ArticlesAbout testing. What you are testing for and what you get if promoted.
Status assessment. Check to see if you are ready to test.
Test preparation. Getting ready for the big day.