Black Belt Promotions
Students testing for their Black Belt will be required to present their skills to a Board of Black Belts from the New England Martial Arts Teachers Association (NEMATA). In edition to presenting their skills, the student is required to write a martial arts thesis. This is a private test on which the material is confidential. Students who accomplish this level are now addressed as Sifu (“See-fu”), which means teacher.
NEMATA will oversee all promotions beyond the initial black belt test.