Ranking

Testing Fees

  • $50

    for each test

  • $100

    for black belt test

  • $100

    for black belt certificate

There are three tests scheduled annually approximately every four months. Individuals will be required to learn and perform a form at each test. Progressing from the White belt to the Yellow belt will require only one test. Each other belt, until the Black belt will require two tests to advance Belts.
The Black Belt test has several stages. The first, is that a student must be recommended by their instructor. The second, is that they must pass the Black Belt interview, where other Black Belt members and instructors will challenge the candidate’s knowledge of the forms and their application, as well as practical usage. The third is that they must perform a weapon form on the date of the Winter test. Then they must perform their favorite hand form. Finally, they must perform a form that has been chosen from what they have previously learned.

Novice

Title Test Duration Belt
Level I Test 1 2-3 Months White Goals: Learn the Basic Movements and Tan Tuei, sections 1-6
Level II Test 2 & 3 4 Months Yellow Goals: Learn Tan Tuei, sections 7-12, and two man form, Shiau Chi Dien
Level III Test 3 & 4 6-8 Months Green Goals: Learn Basic Praying Mantis, sections 1-6, and Chi So

Instructor Assistant

Title Test Duration Belt
Level I Test 5 & 6 and submission of first essay 6-8 Months Blue Goals: Learn Li Pi and Tza Chue, be proficient at attacking and blocking
Level II Test 7 & 8 6-12 Months Red Goals: Learn a hand form of choice and a weapon form
Level III Test 9 & 10 and submission of 1,000 – 2000 Word Essay 8-12 Months Brown Goals: Learn a hand form of choice and review all previously learned material

Junior Instructor

Title Test Duration Belt
Level I Test 11 10 Months assisting in teaching Black
Level II Test 12 1 year assisting in teaching Black
Level III Test 13 + 2,000 – 3,000 Word Essay 1 year assisting in teaching Black

Instructor

Title Test Duration Belt
Level I Leading a class- Teach at least 20 Students 1 Year Black
Level II Lead a class- 40 Students 1 Year Black
Level III Lead a class- 60 Students + 5,000 Word Essay 1 Year Black

Coach

Title Test Duration Belt
Level I Lead a class- 100 Students- Students must reach assistant Instructor Level 2 Years Black
Level II 200 Students 2 Years Black
Level III 300 Students + 10,000 Word Essay 3 Years Black