Belt System & Testing
Parent Category: About MAS
Students at MAS advance according to the belt system laid out below. Students must display certain techniques and quality of execution in order advance from one rank to the next. Our students are held to high levels of performance. Every belt must be earned. But technique alone does not make a MAS black belt. Character and discipline are also taken into consideration. All students must wear all white to test (white gi top, white gi pant, white class shirt). Read more below and click here for the testing schedules and to register online.
Students 3-6 years of age:
|White with yellow stripe|
|White with blue stripe|
|White with green stripe|
Students 7 years to adult:
|9th Kyu||1/2 white 1/2 yellow|
|Black Belt||Shodan Jr. (min. age 13)||Black with brown stripe|
|Shodan (min. age 18)||Black|
Testing is held quarterly for those students who are ready during the following months:
Once a date is set for the upcoming testing month, that date and testing times are posted throughout the dojo and online. Students may register online or at the dojo for testing. All students must wear all white to test (white gi top, white gi pant, white class shirt).
The cost for testing is as follows:
$30.00 - Tiny belts (3-6 year olds)
$45.00 - 9th Kyu - 7th Kyu
$65.00 - 6th Kyu - 4th Kyu
$90.00 - 3rd Kyu - 1st Kyu
Early bird sign up: register early (up to 1 week before the test) and save $5!
Sign up online for testing.