"I cannot recommend Christopher more highly. He is a highly skilled martial artist, plus a dedicated school owner committed to the advancement of his students and their positive impact to their community."

Mike R.

Belt Testing & Promotions


When: Saturday, August 3rd 

Where: 5056 Van Nuys Blvd (SOEVAC Auditorium)


9:15am: Advanced Ranks (Red Belt +) 

11:15am: Beginners Ranks (White - Blue) 
12:15pm: Tigers Class (Ages 3-5) 


Hard work always pays off! Congratulations to all those who are setting their goals high and working hard to achieve them. 


Please be sure to invite your friends and family to join us and let's celebrate taking the next step towards black belt together! 

Intent to Promote - Adults.pdf
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Intent to Promote Letters - Juniors.pdf
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Belt Testing

Quarterly testing is scheduled in regular 12-week intervals.  Average training time between tests for adults is approximately 2 to 3 months. Testing forms (Intent to Promote Forms) will be provided to check-in with a students progress.  Testing forms are due prior to promotion. See the school calendar for future testing dates. 


For each exam you will demonstrate the new material for that level, as well as some of the material you learned before. As you move up through the belt levels, you will acquire a number of techniques, gradually becoming more proficient in the earlier ones as you review them each time. This builds muscle memory --- what we refer to as the "Kuk Sool Memory Technique". 


Visit our Student Portal to download Testing Charts, etc. (Password: shermanoaks)  



What do I do for my first test (promotion to Yellow Stripe)? 


1.    The first and most important thing during any test is etiquette. You may be nervous and forget some things --- everybody does! But, as long as your etiquette is maintained and you do your best, you will do well on your first test.


2.     You will be asked to memorize and recite the Student Creed.


3.    Testing is much like a class. Along with the basic kicks, punches and falling techniques, you will also need to be able to perform 5 "breakaway" techniques (Sohn Pae Ki) and/or 5 throwing techniques (Ki Bohn Soo) with a partner. You will also demonstrate the first parts of our fundemental form (Ki Cho Hyung) either in a group or on your own. 




Promotion ceremonies are held every 12-14 weeks. It will consist of a formal promotion ceremony and student demonstration. Students promoting will need to dress in their Do-Bok (martial art uniform) and arrive ready at the appropriate start time. Friends and family are encouraged to attend and celebrate with us.