To test you will submit a DVD demonstration of your understanding of the required material. Some tests will also include a written portion that will be emailed to you.
At the start of the DVD please state your name clearly and the material that you are testing on.
You should then demonstrate the techniques from several angles and at several speeds so that both combat effectiveness and subtle details can be clearly seen.
You should include some partner drills so that your level of judging distance, timing and speed can be clearly seen.
Within 2 weeks of viewing your work Pendekar Sanders will send you detailed comments and scores on your presentation and whether you have passed that test or not.
Each test is graded very specifically using the following categories
Overall understanding of the material
Execution of the techniques
Back hand position
Each category is graded from 0 to 100 and is then averaged. If you get under an 80 on any category you are asked to retest. A 70 may be ok in the class in high school or college for a bare minimum pass but not with us. We want more out of our students.
If the student fails the test on the first time Pendekar Sanders will allow a repeat testing after the student has studied the test evaluation papers and has worked on the suggested material. There is no charge for the second testing.
If the student fails a second time then the fee must be repaid for the third try.
Once the student passes all of the tests that are required for that certification they will be awarded the rank, given a certificate signed by Pendekar Sanders and allowed to test for the next level.