Rank Testing

A big part of most martial arts is testing for your next rank.  This past weekend, the school I train at held testing.  The  Little Ninja and are both helped to officiate at the promotion for the advanced colored belts and then we tested for our own mid-term stars with the other black belts.  Here’s a nice picture of the black belts who tested that day.  You can see my Little Ninja is still the smallest of the bunch — even though she’s outgrowing her uniform!

Here is a picture of the colored belts completing their testing

The testing was followed by a fun pot luck lunch and gave everyone a chance to bond and to celebrate what they’d accomplished the past few months.  This school is now about a year and a half old and it’s great to see it start to come together with such a feeling of family.

If you’d like to see more pictures you can check out the slideshow below.  Music is courtesy of one of my favorite 80s “hair” bands: Telsa!