Firstly, yes gradings are a very important part of your training, but they shouldn’t be something you worry about. We’re not trying to give anyone a hard time or to catch you out. It’s just an opportunity to review what we’ve been working on in class and to see where individuals strengths and weaknesses lie. All we’re looking to see is the same syllabus you’ve worked on in class all quarter performed to a reasonable standard.
The role of the grading examiner is to assess that a students has a good command of the techniques appropriate to their current rank and that they are ready to move up a level.
We don’t expect miracles!
- Big, clear stances
- Proper start position
- Big range of motion
- Striking tools right for the technique, keep your fists tight unless they’re in a knifehand or palm strike.
- Finish each move strongly and hold it briefly before moving onto the next.
- SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW.