Growth is a Personal Matter
At Seichou Karate® we encourage our students to grow by constantly challenging themselves. One way of doing this is to strive to attain higher ranking by taking a promotion twice annually. However, as each individual learns at a unique pace, we do not require students to take every promotion test for which they are eligible.
Also, “personal growth” means different things at different points of a student’s training. As such, first-time examinees for promotion must demonstrate a command of the requirements set out below for promotion to 10th kyu blue belt. By contrast, for promotion to rankings above the blue belt level, growth is demonstrated by:
(1) a command of the new requirements for promotion and
(2) greater maturity in the context of karate. At Seichou Karate®, maturity means self-control, patience, cooperativeness, truthfulness, kindness, and gentleness toward others.