Testing for the next belt rank is a time to challenge yourself and a time to put a stake in the ground and declare what you have learned. It is a time to announce yourself and perform to the best of your ability. The testing environment is different than regular class hour and so you are being tested more on how you can perform under these new conditions. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has said that under the ideal conditions we can perform our best. The true test is how can we perform in different conditions? How can we perform when we least expect that we will need to perform?
Ready any time! Ready any place! Ready anywhere!
The Way of the Warrior!