How do I earn tips?
Your teacher is always watching you to see how hard you are working every class. When they feel that you
know your kicks, blocks, steps, or words, they will check you and you will earn a tip! Because every boy and
girl is unique and different, you may earn a tip at different times than your classmates. On average, lower belt
students earn a tip every 4-6 classes, while higher belt students earn a tip every 6-8 classes.
What happens when I get all four tips?
When you earn all four tips, you will be promoted to the next belt level. You will work to earn the same colored
tips at each belt, but at each belt you will learn new words, blocks, and steps and your instructors will expect
you to work even harder.
What happens when I get to Black Stripe?
You will practice your entire curriculum for testing to yellow belt. After testing, you will graduate to the yellow
When do I move up to the “Big Kids’ Class”?
Earning permission to attend the older children’s classes is given by the instructor. A number of factors are
considered including attention span, technical ability, and the capability to work well in a larger class format.
When the time is right, your instructor will advise you on when moving up is appropriate.