Question: When does my child test?
Answer: Testings (Gradings) are held March, June, September & December. Students usually grade every 3 – 9 months if attending 1 lesson per week. Testings are also held at our holiday camps. To attend a holiday camp testing you are required to attend 8 seasons of the holiday camp. The session times can be seen on the holiday camp booking form.
Question: Why do some children test more often than my child?
Answer: SHMA has a minimum time period and class attendance period which is outlined in the SHMA student handbook. Testing times vary for each student depending upon classes / clinics / holiday camps attended, concepts grasped, techniques performed, spirit, attitude and rank level.