Friday night I got to test for my yellow belt with all the other white and white-yellows who are movin' on up. Yes, I did paint my toenails yellow to match my new belt. No, I didn't get any pictures.
Yesterday the upper belts had their testing. Since I was already done, I got to sit back, relax and enjoy the show. I had a lot of friends testing in the upper ranks and it was awesome to watch them kick ass! Testing is broken down into 4 sections:
Every time you reach a new belt level you get to learn a new series of moves put together in a sort of routine that you perform as a whole. These are called forms. Each form is meant to teach you a new set of techniques, and the higher you go the more complex they get.
Next up are one steps. One steps are a series of reactions to a punch to the face. One partner repeatedly punches towards the othe partner's face and that person reacts to it using different moves.
And my favorite... board breaking!