Bugsy was excited & ready to get started!
The first round of testers lined up according to belt & rank.
Mr. Kelly was introduced for the first time as a 7th Dan. This is quite an honor & achievement!
Bugsy's turn came & he was out there doing his best. I was so proud of him!
This is what he has been working on a lot.
After the lower belts/ranks were done with their testing it was time for the next level of students.
They are allowed to go at their own pace unless the steps are being called out. That is why you see them doing different moves at the same time though they are doing the same pattern.
The final part of their testing for their red belts was to break a board with their hand. It was hard to get photos because of how crowded it was & the position they were set up in. Here is Sweet Pea hitting & breaking her board on the first hit. Yay, girl!
I got the photo right after he broke it. He broke it on his first hit too! Whoot! Whoot!
They usually wait about a week or two to find out if they passed. Mr. Stevens doesn't let them test though unless he is confident they are ready. Still it's a bit of a nail biting time waiting but it's a good lesson in patience. =0)