Dan testing is rigorous, and hard tasking of body and mind. Students are required to recall all learned techniques and forms over a three year period. They are expected to execute these techniques well, and with vigor. They begin their testing with White Belt training through Chondan-bo (the highest pre-black belt students).
This weekend students from the ATF gathered, judged by Masters of the federation, to test their mettle and worth as students. All students, some testing for first dan and some testing for higher degrees, put forth tremendous effort. Each student received commendation from Grandmaster K.H.Chon.
Other Masers from around the eastern United States likewise gave commendations to the students, and encouraged them to continue to work hard. Each students passing the exam was reminded that now was not the time to call it quits, but rather, now it was time to delve even deeper into their training.