Now is the time you have been preparing for, the belt test. Here are some tips on how to make the test easier and perhaps, successful.
Remember the criticism
Since your last test, your instructor has told you about major things you have been doing wrong. In the days preceeding this test, your instructor has pointed out minor problems that you need to correct. During the test, remember these criticisms and ensure you do not make the same mistakes.
Be confident, determined, and aggressive, but relax and remain humble. When a kiai is required, make it loud, strong, and clear. You may be nervous and afraid, but do not show it. Strong kiais, confidence, and determination will impress everyone at testing. Acting confident and relaxed, almost to the point of arrogance, may make up for minor errors.
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