A common question asked of martial arts academies is whether a fee is charged for rank testing. The answer is yes, we charge a fee which includes the time involved as well as the material costs of the belt, certificate, and any new or additional equipment for the next rank (not all levels require new equipment) Therefore the fees vary depending on the rank being tested with as little as $25.00 as much as $65.00 for ranks under black belt. We do gauge student's progress on their belt color or how often they test. Each student is on a personal journey some will progress and test more frequently others will take more time. Everyone that stays with their training ends up at the same point eventually.