Belt Promotions

Belt testing at Karate West is one of our most exciting events! Students train hard to improve their skills and advance in the ranks. They learn about setting worthy goals and achieving them. Karate West’s goal is to develop black belts mentally as well as physically. Therefore, we require a standard of behavior at home and grade achievement at school before allowing students to test for promotion. Parents report that grade requirements for testing have motivated their children to do much better at school.

Testing Eligibility

  1. Good home report (child must be behaving at home with respectful & positive attitude).
  2. Good school report (no failing grades, brown belt and above must have minimum GPA 3.0).
  3. New students must have completed one month of training to be eligible to test.
  4. Existing students must not have missed more than one month of training since their last exam to be eligible to test.

Promotion Testing

Promotion testing is scheduled three times a year near the months of February, June and November. Testing forms with more details are available before each test.

Test Results Week

Students will receive their test results in a one-on-one conference the week following their test. If your child misses class during this week following the test, they will receive their results during their next scheduled class.

Belt Award’s Week

Students will be awarded their new belts the week following Test Results Week. Each instructor will present belts at the beginning of their second class of the week. Parents are welcome to join this celebration.

New Schedule

The new schedule will be available the week following Belt Awards Week.

Change Classes

Students will move to their new classes the week after the new schedule is published.

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Promotional Belt System

Issaquah Tiny Tigers

White Belt
White Belt with Yellow Stripe
White Belt with Blue Stripe
White Belt with Orange Stripe
White Belt with Purple Stripe
White Belt with Green Stripe
White Belt with Brown Stripe

Mercer Island Tiny Tigers

White Belt
White Belt with Yellow Stripe
White Belt with Blue Stripe
White Belt with Orange Stripe
White Belt with Purple Stripe
White Belt with Green Stripe
White Belt with Brown Stripe

Issaquah Little Dragons

White Belt
Yellow Belt with White Stripe
Blue Belt with White Stripe
Orange Belt with White Stripe
Purple Belt with White Stripe
Green Belt with White Stripe
Brown Belt with White Stripe
Yellow Belt

Youth

White Belt
White Belt with Black stripe
Yellow Belt
Yellow Belt with Black stripe
Blue Belt
Blue Belt with Black stripe
Orange Belt
Orange Belt with Black stripe
Purple Belt
Purple Belt with Black stripe
Green Belt
Green Belt with Black stripe
Brown Belt
Black tape tip
Brown Belt with Black stripe
Black tape tip
Brown Belt with Red stripe
Black Belt

Teen & Adult

White Belt
Yellow Belt
Blue Belt
Orange Belt
Purple Belt
Green Belt
Brown Belt
Brown with Black Stripe Belt
Brown with Red Stripe Belt
Black Belt

Issaquah Test
Registrations Fall 2017

Tiny Tigers Registration

Little Dragons Registration

Youth, Teen & Adult Registration

Issaquah Black Belt Test Nov 3

Mercer Island Test Registrations Fall 2017

Tiny Tigers

Wednesday, Nov 1 - Youth/Adult

Thursday, Nov 2 - Youth/Adult

Friday, Nov 3 - Black Belt Test

Please call 206-232-4477 if you need to arrange a Make-up test