High Rank Testing
Greystone Tiger-Rock 07/15/20
Mr. Spates tested for his 6th Degree Master Level Black Belt at Greystone Tiger-Rock on 7/15/20. Testing was intense, with 14 Black Belts testing from 4th Degree Level One to Seventh Degree! Mr. Spates and his testing class had to test in front of 9th Degree Senior Grand Master Craig Kollars and 8th Degree Grand Master Danny Williams. Black Belts were tested on the complete Ho-Am Form, a mirror image of the complete Ho-Am Form, a free design form of their making for the 6th and 7th degrees, sparring skills, ECAS skills, and board breaking. The testing was comprehensive and competitive, and it was both a pleasure and a learning experience to watch the upper levels leave their all on the mat.
While we were pleased to be able to Livestream much of testing to our private Facebook Group, below are some pictures and videos of the various skills Mr. Spates put to the test in front of his peers and judges. We are so proud of our school and our instructor, who demands the best out of us, and demonstrates his absolute best every day!
Forms -- Action Shots from Mr. Spates Complete Ho-Am Form during Testing
Sparring -- Action Shots from Mr. Spates 4 Rounds of Sparring during Testing
Sparring Snippets -- Teachable Moments from High Rank Testing!
Sparring Rounds -- Watch 2 of Mr. Spates 4 Complete Rounds!
ECAS and Board Breaking Videos