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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should students attend classes?

All students should be attending 2 classes per week. Students in the Leadership Program are able to attend as many classes as they want every week. We also invite any students who miss class during a week, to make up those classes during subsequent weeks. In order to go to testing, students are required to have 18 classes in a testing cycle.

How do students earn stripes?

There are two different types of stripes a color belt earns: Rank Stripes & Testing Cycle Stripes.

Testing cycle stripes are earned in classes throughout a testing cycle. The first stripe is earned after a student has attended 6 classes in a testing cycle. The second stripe is earned after a student has attended at least 12 classes, and can comfortably and confidently perform their entire form for their belt level. The third stripe is only given out during “Pre-Testing Week”, which is the week before a promotional testing. Students must demonstrate all required material for their upcoming testing with power, focus, fluidity, and show improvement from their previous testing.

Rank stripes determine if a student is a “recommended” belt or “decided” belt. All students are earn their decided ranks every testing until they reach the level of Blue Belt Recommended. From that point forward, students will have to test for their Decided Stripe at the promotional testings we have every 10 weeks. In other words, they’ll remain a blue belt, brown belt, red belt, and black recommended belt for two testing cycles each. The first time as a recommended, the second as a decided.

What is a "testing"?

Our students have the opportunity to test for their next belt level here at the taekwondo school. Requirements vary by age and belt level. We work on the students’ required testing skills and material during classes every 10-week testing cycle.

What are the testing requirements for ATA Tigers?

Demonstrate form & one step with power and proper technique. They will do their testing with an instructor as we do not require them to memorize their material yet, we’re focused on developing good technique first
Tigers Camo belt & above must also spar at testing, demonstrating various sparring combinations, as well as effective defense