Belt System & Testing
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:
|LEVEL||BELT COLOR||APPROX TIME BEFORE
READY FOR NEXT BELT *
|TESTING FEE - EARLY
||TESTING FEE - REGULAR
|White||4 - 6 Months|
|White with yellow stripe||4 - 6 Months
|White with blue stripe||6 - 8 Months
|White with green stripe||6 - 8 Months
Students 7 years to adult:
APPROX TIME BEFORE
|BELT COLOR||TESTING FEE - EARLY
||TSETING FEE - REGULAR|
|Beginner||10th Kyu||4 - 6 Months
|9th Kyu||4 - 6 Months
||1/2 white 1/2 yellow||$40.00
|8th Kyu||6 - 8 Months
|7th Kyu||8 - 10 Months
|Intermediate||6th Kyu||6 - 8 Months
|5th Kyu||6 - 8 Months
|4th Kyu||8 - 10 Months
|Advanced||3rd Kyu||8 - 10 Months
|2nd Kyu||10 - 12 Months
|1st Kyu||12 - 18 Months
|Black Belt||Shodan Jr. (min. age 13)||Black with brown stripe||$155.00
|Shodan (min. age 16)||Black||$205.00
* Intervals between tests depends on the dedication of each individual student, the amount of time spent practicing the correct material outside of class time, as well as whether the student attends class regularly. At MAS, rank is earned, not given.
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).
Sign up online for testing.