Approximately every two months, we provide an opportunity for students to test for advancement to new belt ranks. Students are well prepared with clear instruction, rigorous classes and constructive feedback. Students in turn get to put in the work. Only students who are have accumulated in sufficient practices and who are prepared are actually qualified to test. We value high standards and believe that students want to experience themselves as accomplished. To that end we are NOT a “belt-factory”. When students are ready and have earned qualification, they experience testings at Asheville Sun Soo as supportive, exciting and inspiring, helping to build both inner and outer strength. Students build inner strength by practicing the principles of Tae Kwon Do, while building outer strength by demonstrating proficiency in the physical techniques and applications of the different components of the curriculum. It’s a time when the whole school pulls together in encouragement of fellow classmates, and a time of great challenge and accomplishment and confidence building.