Under Black Belt Testing Process

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Belt Journey

Belt Journey

Club testings/gradings take place every quarter and provide an opportunity for all students to demonstrate what they have learnt in class.

All testings are for White to Brown Belts are two hours, even the youngest members, and the aim is to work hard, remain spirited and keep focussed for the duration. It is amazing what can be achieved when the mind is willing.

Testings are organised similar to group classes but allow time for individual assessment. Judges make notes on what is known as well as syllabus areas that need more practice.

We encourage all students to test every quarter, as testings are all about giving it a go rather than achieving the next belt.

All students are ready to test if they are ready to do their best (irrespective of what they remember or how long they’ve been training)!

Junior Testing

Each student receives one-to-one feedback with an instructor in class the week after testing. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to listen in.

Progress/attitude are awarded with a stripe/tab on the current belt. Competency of the syllabus is awarded with a new belt. The more frequently a student trains the faster they will progress.

The belt journey starts at white belt followed by yellow, blue, red, brown, black/brown, black belt. There are also stripe belts in between all coloured belts; these are equivalent to half a belt.

Stripe belts can be skipped, but all students have to reach each full colour belt before progressing to the next. For instance at a first testing, a student will be tested for a yellow belt and cannot skip and go to blue belt even, if they train very frequently and have jumped ahead on syllabus.

Please check out our Super Six Guide to Testings for Juniors: Testing Did you Know…

Testing Did you Know…

The next club testings will take place over the weekend of 28th to 30th June at CMAC.

Please note that as a result there will be no classes 4-9pm on Friday 28th June or 9am-12pm on Saturday 29th June.

To apply to test, please click on the relevant link below.


Black Belts/DBNs: please also click on the testing links to let us know which testings you are able to support in, by the early bird discount deadline. Each testing has a judging ticket for this.


£25 per testing – White Belts to Brown Belts

£27.50 per testing – Black Belts and Black Belt Candidates

Testing fees are reduced to £15 and £17.50 respectively when booked before the early bird discount deadline.

There is a “No Testing Fee Due” Ticket for members on the ‘previously paid list’ (that has been emailed out), for bookings made before the early bird discount deadline. This list contains all the names of members who paid for the full belt on the old tiered belt pricing system. Please email us on info@bmazed.co.uk if you are unsure.

Participants take part for the whole time slot.

Friday 28th June:

Testing 1: Junior (12 and under) Black Belt Candidate DBN (Brown Belt with Double Black Stripe) – 17:00-18:55 

Testing 2: Adult/Youth (13+) Current White/Yellow/Blue/Red/Brown Belt – 19:00-21:00

Saturday 29th June:

Testing 3: Junior (12 and under) Current Yellow/Blue/Red/Brown Belt – 09:00-10:55

Testing 4: Junior (12 and under) Current White & Yellow Stripe Belt – 11:00-12:55

Testing 5: Adult/Youth (13+) Black Belt Candidate DBN (Brown Belt with Double Black Stripe) – 14:00-17:00

Testing 6: Black Belt (ALL AGES) – 18:00-21:00

Sunday 24th March:

Testing 7: Junior (12 and under) Current White & Yellow Stripe Belt – 09:00-10:55

Testing 8: Junior (12 and under) Curent Yellow/Blue/Red/Brown Belt – 11:00-12:55