East Coast Martial Arts

Beginner TKD Testing Portal

TESTING TIMES POSTED BELOW IN LEFT DROPDOWN BOX

This site was designed to help students practice the curriculum that will be on their promotional testing. This site will be a very nice site packed with information about everything from curriculum, feedback forms, testing forms, suggestions on practicing and more. Due to testing being so close around the corner, I posted what students need for the test. I will make this site much nicer and add more graphics later, but for now I just want to get the content up and running for you.            – Master Tommy Lee & ECMA Staff

Beginner TKD Test

Beginner Test Curriculum

White, White Senior, Yellow, Orange, Orange Senior Belts

This section lists testing material that will be on the pre-test this week and the final test. Most of the techniques have a hyperlink. Click the hyperlink and a video will come up demonstrating the technique.

Footwork

Slide Step F/B
Full Step F/B
Step Drag F/B
Reverse Step F/B
Switch

Benchmarks

Repetition – Toe Touch
Balance – No Touch

Ground Safety

Stand in Base
Break-falls
Step 1 – Egg rolls
Step 2 – Start seated
Step 3 – “Owl Position” (crouching)

Punching/MMA
4-Out
MMA combo (jab, cross, elbow, elbow, grab, knee)
15-Count – Moves 1-5
Kicking Combos
Master Kicking Combos
Snap Kick
Round Kick
Side Kick

Self-Defense

10-Corner Blocks

Basic Self Defense 1-3

  1. Step in, 2 hand block
  2. Step back, 2 hand block
  3. Cover, duck, side kick to leg

Forms

Dae Ryun Hyung Forms (1st Half Only)
Snap
Round
Axe
Side

Review Forms (Orange & Orange Sr)
Palgwe 1 Front View 
Palgwe 1 Back View
Palgwe 2 

Sparring Drill with Footwork

During this drill, make sure you bounce the whole time. The directions that will be given are as follows:

  • Switch – switch
  • Go – defensive (stationary) side kick
  • Forward – side step toward chest (back foot steps, front foot follows)
  • Back – side step toward back (front foot steps, back foot follows)

Testing Checklist in order

Testing Information by Category

Sunday May 17th you should have received an email with links to let us know your status with regard to training and testing. Based on what you choose, applications will be emailed late Sunday night or early Monday morning. Clicking the link in the email has put you in our sequence. If  you don’t receive something from us by 3:00 PM tomorrow, please let us know. 

Monday May 18th is the last day you have to turn it in. All you have to do is click it and it will send us a message.

Monday 18th everyone that clicked link in Sundays email will receive the testing applications and testing time selections. 

Friday May 22nd instructors have a meeting to give final on who is eligible to test based on pre-test performance, class participation and homework assignments for the students assigned homework.

Belt Ceremony: This will be determined by the news we get from the county. We want this to be special for the kids so our goal is to have a ceremony either in the school or outside. We should know which this week. 

If families feel more comfortable, we will schedule a time for you to pick up your belt at the studio. If you cannot we will make other arrangements.

  1. PLEASE Register for the class before 12:00 Noon so there is a record in our Zoom Class that you will be attending. If you cannot do this on May 18 because the site wasn’t live, it’s okay. This week is practice so next week you can do it. Please register everyday before 12 noon to take class. If it doesn’t allow you to register it’s okay, just email us so we can check. We have this week to fix anything needing attention.
  2. Please log in 15 minutes prior to the class so if you have any challenges you can let us know early. We must start on time.
  3. Please make sure that your camera is set up at least to your shoulders. If a camera is on the floor, desk or regular size table we will not see the correct angle of your kicks and it will affect the score. Please also make sure you have proper lighting and proper space.
  4. Parents and Students are responsible to put in the students First and Last Name before class starts. Instructors will not have time to do this on pre-testing week.  We will take attendance and grade on the name on the screen name.
  5. Please be sure to have a water bottle and towel next to you so you don’t have to leave the floor.
  6. Use the rest room before class. It’s a pre-test and we can’t ask others to wait if you need to be excused. Thank You. Of course if nature calls, you need to go. Please be respectful and take of this before class starts.
  7. This is pre-testing week. All students are to be in full uniform during practice so they can practice in exactly what they are wearing for the test. Students should be dressed in full uniform and belt or Martial Arts pants and an ECMA black t-shirt w/ belt.

If a new uniform is needed, please email [email protected]

Pre-testing week and testing week are the weeks that parents are asked to make sure the kids are doing their homework assignments. These assignments are very important because character and discipline is a major part of martial arts and from this date forward every testing will encompass this as well.

Parents may pick from the list that or substitute something if they feel it would be more beneficial. The tasks are easy and will help keep order at home. PARENTS please be very strict on these activities. If the kids don’t perform what is expected, you should ask us either take them off the testing list or hold the belt after the testing until they complete the assignments. It’s your choice.

Refresher Class Open to ALL Beginners

Tuesday May 26th at 6:30
Regular class open to all students. This is a great time to use as a refresher since it’s a long weekend. All beginners are welcome to attend and encouraged to so they can be ready for testing. 

Testing Week:  

Congratulations on making it to the test. You are making history participating in the first ever virtual online martial arts testing at ECMA. AWESOME!

Seriously though, we applaud the effort by both the parents and students for attending and being part of the Online Virtual Training at ECMA.

We know it was work and you had a lot of other things going on. Trust me, I  know. It took 7 ECMA staff to run 1 class so we could account for any technical issues or student challenges getting on.

Please scroll up to the Pre-Test Week and review those directions. It’s important that the testing run smooth. We will have a 4-5 on 1 ratio between students testing and instructors grading. 

We need you to register before 12 noon the morning of the test just like last week. The reason is we need to assign instructors to students and create break-out rooms in advance for a smooth process.

Beginner TKD  May 2020
Virtual Online Belt Testing

Beginner TKD Testing Options
Option 1

Wednesday May 27th at 3:00 or 5:30
3:00 Meeting ID: 128-954-077
5:30 Meeting ID: 558-663-159
All students may test in their regular class.
No need to worry about schedules.

Option 2
Thursday May 28th at 6:30
Meeting ID: 943-761-854
All students may test in their regular class.
No need to worry about schedules.

To print the above click here.

*If you cannot make your normal class time please let me know. 

Testing time is the same time of your scheduled Online Class you have been taking. No need to select times anymore. 

If for some reason you cannot make one of those times, please let us know in advance by emailing [email protected]

How do we register for testing?

Testing applications will be emailed Wednesday May 20th at 5:00 pm. The due date for the  testing application has been moved to Friday 12:00 Noon. We apologize for not sending this out sooner. We found a flaw in the original way we designed the application so we had to make adjustments.

If for some reason you cannot make one of those times, please let us know in advance by emailing [email protected]

[email protected]

This will be determined by the news we get from the county. We want this to be special day for students so our goal is to have a ceremony either in the school or outside. We should know which this week. 

We have 3 plans of action depending on new from the county. We should have an answer by the end of the week.

  1. Inside ceremony limited to a few students at a time.
  2. Outside ceremony limited to a few students at a time.
  3. Curbside pick up with the testing table and belts so parents can pick up without being close to anyone. (Right now this is how we are planning until the county give us permission and guidelines to do something else.

If families feel more comfortable, we will schedule a time for you to pick up your belt at the studio. If you cannot we will make other arrangements.

We have been booking private lessons and they have been going very well. We actually record the session so the students has the split view of Instructor / Student. This is actually working out really well. because of several reasons.

1) Students can see themselves in the camera if they position themselves correctly. This allows them to see errors they normally wouldn’t see in a normal class.

2) There is a recording that students are shared on if requested. They  can review the lesson and take notes over and over again.

Click Here if yo would like a private lesson.

You will not need to worry about this, the instructors will be meeting on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to see how everyone is doing on the pretest. We will let you know. It would be good if you let us know that they need attention or extra work even before the pre-test week is done. We have slots open for privates but will fill up fast.

we are proud of you! Good Luck!