The purpose of this exam is twofold: to test your knowledge, and also review the entire curriculum to fill in any blind spots you may experience. Regular participation in group classes should be sufficient in preparing you for the exam, but additional work is always encouraged.
The exam is roughly 80 minutes long. Participants must have a minimum of one month training experience, as well as shinguards, 12oz gloves, and a mouthguard. Students who do not bring the required gear will not be permitted to participate.
Students will need to demonstrate the following, via a series of padwork drills and contact drills:
- Proper Stance and movement (hands up, not crossing feet, etc)
- Punches 1-6 (knowing both how to throw them, and what number corresponds to which punch)
- Elbows 11, 12
- Khao Tang (Spear Knee) — both sides
- Teep Defense
- Proper clinch mechancis (stance, pummeling for inside position, and skip knees)
- Proper form on body kicks and leg kicks
- Leg Kick and Body Kick defense (checking)
- Punch Defense (helmet guard)
- Proper Padholding etiquette, positioning, and flow. This includes maintaining 3 points of tension on the body kicks, as well as catching punches inside the shoulders at the proper angles.
- Proper Pad Hitting etiquette. This includes appropriate force, proper accuracy, and composure.
- Conditioning (TBA)