During the Performance Test, students must demonstrate command of technique (kihon waza), movement patterns (kata) and free-fighting (jiyu kumite), as well as attitude and comportment (taido) appropriate to their age and rank. On the Written Test, students must demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts appropriate to their rank that is set out in our Seichou Karate® texts.
Additionally, on the third Saturday of each month, we hold separate study seminars for adults and children. Each month we explore a different topic of importance to our students’ growth. Material covered in these seminars often appears on our tests. Students may attend the live seminars or they may watch recordings online.
Parents may assist their 6 or 7-year old children in understanding questions and filling in answers on Written Tests. However, the answers must come from the children without prompting from parents.
In order to pass students must score 80 percent or higher on both components.
Payment of the Promotion Test fee does not guarantee success or rank advancement.