Testing is a way to see if student understand and are retaining the instruction our school is providing. Testing generally causes students to be nervous and feel anxious; we believe this to be a good thing. Therefore, we encourage students to test as frequently as possible, as long as they are prepared.
While there is testing every month, it may not be you or your child’s best interest to test. Every student is different and the goal is to have each child reach his or her full potential and have a good experience. If you or your child is asked to “wait” to test, please do not see this as a failure but an opportunity to work to his or her fullest potential.
It is important to encourage your child to participate in the arts and to reward them. It’s also important not to push them too hard because they will look at martial arts more as a job than as an adventure. Let them practice at their own pace and encourage them while they practice. It’s important to remember that some children’s physical capabilities are more advanced than others. Don’t give up if your child is not advanced as others, in time they will bloom.
All children have certain talents. It’s up to us as instructors in recognize these talents and aid the children in their development. We are always ready to talk to parents if there is a problem with their child. Whether it is school, home, financial, mental medication or just as a concerned parent. Please feel try to call.