February 2018 Test Details

Make-up tests will take place on February 24th. Additional fees apply for students taking the make-up test. Please note that make-up tests are not available for blue belts and above in Tae Kwon Do or Brown Belts and above in Hapkido.

Tae Kwon Do Testing schedule for February 17th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up)

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.   Black Belt Candidates
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.   Yellow Belts
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.   Senior White Belts
11:30 – 12:15 p.m.   Junior White Belts
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Green, Blue, and Junior Red Belts

Requirements for Tae Kwon Do Testing:

  • Required number of classes completed (refer to Student Guide for your belt level)
  • Full Uniform (pants, top and belt)
  • Red, Blue, White skill stripes earned and on your belt
  • Black stripe for tenets on your belt
  • Tae Kwon Do test application form and test fee (use full name and indicate current belt rank & size).
  • Permission Slip (signed by parents, school teacher during the school year and a black belt)

For more information on what happens on test days or how to earn your skill stripes, visit our Test Information Page.

Hapkido Testing schedule for February 17th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up.)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.      White Belts through Blue Belts
3:00 p.m.                Brown Belt and Above

Requirements for Hapkido Testing:

  • Required number of classes completed (refer to Guide for your belt level)
  • Full Uniform (pants, groin supporter, shirt and belt)
  • Please note that make-up tests are not available for brown belts and above in Hapkido

December 2017 Test Details

December tests are coming up on Saturday, December 9 at The Academy of Martial Arts. Are you ready?  Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido students (schedule at the bottom) will be testing. Make-up tests for will take place on December 16th. Additional fees apply for students taking the make-up test. Please note that make-up tests are not available for blue belts and above in Tae Kwon Do.

Tae Kwon Do Testing schedule for December 9th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up)

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.       Yellow Belts
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.   Senior White Belts
10:45 – 11:15 a.m.   Junior White Belts
11:30 – 12:30 p.m.   Green, Blue, and Junior Red Belts

Requirements for Tae Kwon Do Testing:

  • Required number of classes completed (refer to Student Guide for your belt level)
  • Full Uniform (pants, top and belt)
  • Red, Blue, White skill stripes earned and on your belt
  • Black stripe for tenets on your belt
  • Tae Kwon Do test application form and test fee (use full name and indicate current belt rank & size).
  • Permission Slip (signed by parents, school teacher during the school year and a black belt)

For more information on what happens on test days or how to earn your skill stripes, visit our Test Information Page.

Hapkido Testing schedule for December 9
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up.)

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.      Beginners (White and Yellow Belts)
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.      Intermediate (Orange, Green, Purple and Blue Belts)
3:00 p.m.                 Advanced (Brown Belts and Above)

Requirements for Hapkido Testing:

  • Required number of classes completed (refer to Guide for your belt level)
  • Full Uniform (pants, groin supporter, shirt and belt)
  • Please note that make-up tests are not available for brown belts and above in Hapkido

October Test Details

October tests are coming up on Saturday, October 14th at The Academy of Martial Arts. Are you ready?  Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido students (schedule at the bottom) will test on Saturday, August 14th. Make-up tests for will take place on October, 21st at 2:00 p.m. Additional fees apply for students taking the make-up test.

Tae Kwon Do Testing schedule for October 14th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up)

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.       Black Belt Candidates
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.       Yellow Belts
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.       White Belts
11:45 – 12:45 p.m.      Green Belts, Blue Belts, Junior Red Belts

Requirements for Tae Kwon Do Testing:

  • Required number of classes completed (refer to Student Guide for your belt level)
  • Full Uniform (pants, top and belt)
  • Red, Blue, White skill stripes earned and on your belt
  • Black stripe for tenets on your belt
  • Tae Kwon Do test application form and test fee (use full name and indicate current belt rank & size).
  • Permission Slip (signed by parents, school teacher during the school year and a black belt)

For more information on what happens on test days or how to earn your skill stripes, visit our Test Information Page.

Hapkido Testing schedule for October 14th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up.)

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.      White, Yellow and Orange Belts
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.      Green, Purple and Blue Belts
3:00 p.m.                 Brown Belts and Above (includes Black Belt Testing)

Requirements for Hapkido Testing:

  • Required number of classes completed (refer to Student Guide for your belt level)
  • Full Uniform (pants, shirt and belt)

The Academy’s In-School Tournament

We’re having our very first in-school tournament at The Academy of Martial Arts on October 1st at 2:00 p.m.! We’re hosting a number of free tournament prep classes on Friday evenings in September. See our calendar of events for those dates.

Forms
Contestants should preform the form appropriate for their rank. Forms will be judged on accuracy of technique and overall presentation.

  1. White Belts
  2. Yellow-Green Belts
  3. Blue-Red Belts
  4. Black Belts

Board Breaking
Board breaks will be judged on the difficulty of the technique and number of boards broken. Three attempts will be allowed, and in the case of multiple breaks, the full set should be repeated. Contestants should provide their own board holders.

  1. White Belts
  2. Yellow-Green Belts
  3. Blue-Red Belts
  4. Black Belts

Weapons
Contestants in the Weapons division must be current students in the Academy of Martial Arts Weapons class. Contestants may compete singly or as pairs. Either Bo or Jo staff may be used in the long staff competition. In short stick, contestants may use one or two Escrima, or one Escrima in combination with another weapon or shield. Contestants will be judged on the difficulty of the techniques and the overall presentation.

  1. Long Staff
  2. Short Stick

Divisions may be split or combined depending on the number of participants to result in no more than 4 and no less than 2 contestants in each division. In the case of 4 contestants in a division, 2 bronze medals will be awarded.

August Test Details

August test day will be here soon, so start planning today! Are you ready?  Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido students (schedule at the bottom) will test on Saturday, August 19th. Make-up tests will take place on Saturday, August 26th at 2:00 p.m. Additional fees apply for students taking the make-up test.

Tae Kwon Do Testing schedule for August 19th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up.)

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.       Black Belt Candidates
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.     Yellow Belts
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.   White Belts
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.   Green Belts, Blue Belts, Junior Red Belts

Requirements for Tae Kwon Do Testing:

  • Required number of classes completed (refer to Student Guide for your belt level)
  • Full Uniform (pants, top and belt)
  • Red, Blue, White skill stripes earned and on your belt
  • Black stripe for tenets on your belt
  • Tae Kwon Do test application form and test fee (use full name and indicate current belt rank & size). Hapkido test applications are available at the test time.
  • Permission Slip (signed by parents, school teacher during the school year and a black belt)

For more information on what happens on test days or how to earn your skill stripes, visit our Test Information Page.

Hapkido Testing schedule for August 19th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up.)

2:00 p.m.      White, Yellow, Orange and Green Belts
2:45 p.m.      Purple, Blue, Brown, Red Belts and Above

Requirements for Hapkido Testing:

  • Required number of classes completed (refer to Student Guide for your belt level)
  • Full Uniform (pants, shirt and belt)

Win a PS4 this summer!

We’re kicking off our summer referral program again and we want YOU to win a PS4! There are a lot of ways to earn tickets, but they all start with asking your friends to try out some time at The Academy of Martial Arts. They can do a trial with any of our programs and if they sign up for a six-month or twelve-month agreement, you’ll receive even more chances to win!

When you are inviting someone, make sure they know they can start out with a trial period and that we’re offering all new students the opportunity to train for HALF-PRICE all summer!

Here’s how you earn tickets…

If your friend does a one-week trial, you get one ticket.
If your friend does a six-week trial, you get three tickets.
If your friend signs-up for a six-month agreement, you get six tickets.
If your friend signs-up for a twelve-month agreement, you get twelve tickets.

More tickets means more chances to win! Start bringing in your friends today and don’t forget to mention day-time classes are available for the summer!

June Test Details

Test day is quickly approaching! Are you ready?  Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido students (schedule at the bottom) will test on Saturday June 17th. Make-up tests will take place on Saturday, June 24th at 2:00 p.m. Additional fees apply for students taking the make-up test.

Tae Kwon Do Testing schedule for June 17th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up.)

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.      Black Belt Candidates
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.     Yellow Belts
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.     White Belts
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.     Green Belts
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.     Blue Belts and Junior Red Belts

Requirements for Testing:

  • Full Uniform (pants, top and belt)
  • Red, Blue, White skill stripes earned and on your belt
  • Black stripe for tenets on your belt
  • Tae Kwon Do test application form and test fee (use full name and indicate current belt rank & size). Hapkido test applications are available at the test time.
  • Permission Slip (signed by parents, school teacher during the school year and a black belt)

For more information on what happens on test days or how to earn your skill stripes, visit our Test Information Page.

Hapkido Testing schedule for June 17th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up.)

2:00 p.m.      White, Yellow, Orange and Green Belts
2:45 p.m.      Purple, Blue, Brown Belts, Red Belts and Above

Top Five Reasons to Train at AMA

The following “Top Five Reasons” should bring everything into focus for you.

1. The Academy of Martial Arts Classes Help You Lose Weight
You can expect major changes in your body with our classes. You’ll burn tons of calories, build muscle, and in general, get your metabolism kicked into high gear. Our workouts are a great way to help you shed those unwanted pounds. Additionally, you’ll reshape your body. Your arms, legs and waistline are going to become more toned. . .stick with it long enough and you may even develop those six pack abs everyone longs for!

2. The Academy of Martial Arts Improves Your Health
Our lessons will dramatically improve your cardiovascular health. Your resting heart rate will come down and your ability to maintain an increased heart rate will increase. You’ll breathe better, sleep better, and even feel an increase in energy and effectiveness all day long. You may even discover you’re more resistant to colds and flu. Plus, even when you do become sick, your recovery time will be better than ever.

3. The Academy of Martial Arts Instills Positive Attitude
Our programs are designed to be positive and inspirational. We’ll keep you motivated and thinking about progress and goals. Our staff and students are all success-oriented and focused on looking for the good in all situations. You can expect to go home from class with renewed vigor and enthusiasm.

4. The Academy of Martial Arts Develops Self-Confidence
It’s true; adults who take martial arts lessons from The Academy of Martial Arts develop better self-confidence. You’ll be encouraged to take chances, to push yourself further than you ever thought possible. The success you experience through our program teaches you that you can be successful at anything, if you truly believe you can. Improved confidence leads to better performance at work, a better circle of friends, better performance in sports and in extracurricular activities in general. Your improved self-confidence will help you deal with all of life’s challenges with a more positive outlook.

5. The Academy of Martial Arts Teaches Self-Defense
The Academy of Martial Arts teaches two forms of self-defense. One is physical! You will improve your strength, flexibility and overall health. Additionally, you will learn to strike with tremendous power and effectiveness. Hopefully, you will never need to fight . . . but should the occasion arise, shouldn’t everyone know how to protect themselves? The second form of self-defense lessons taught is internal. Out students learn to spot danger and avoid dangerous people, places and activities. Our martial arts lessons can help you avoid the need for a physical confrontation. This second form of self-defense is perhaps the more valuable of the two.

I’m glad you made the decision to train with us. The journey to Black Belt does indeed start with a single step.

Your Servant in the Arts,
Kevin Deaver