The first week of December was Third Law’s first week at the new school, and also test week for the November Curriculum in all classes. It’s been a crazy month for Team Third Law with all the stuff going on, from the Tough Mudder to constant improvements in the classes, to the relocation and expansion to the new school location!
If you’ve ever taken a test at Team Third Law you know how important it is. Not only is it important to the coaches and instructors — who use it to gauge their students’ progress — but it is most important to the students.
For the coaches and instructors, the test allows them to see how well everyone is understanding and absorbing the curriculum so that next year they have an idea of how much they should teach and what to improve upon.
For the students, it is a great way to see what their own strengths and weaknesses are and to give them a chance to focus on some things they may have missed.
Tuesday, we had the No Gi test in all of the adult No Gi classes. For this month we had many chokes specifically for No Gi, along with backtaking techniques.
Wednesday was test day for the kids in the Little Ninja and Juniors program along with adults who did the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Basics with the Gi.
For the Little Ninjas, Eli Droganici got promoted to Green Belt with one black stripe, Anthony Feliciano got promoted to yellow belt with one black stripe and Tyler McCabe got promoted to yellow belt with one white stripe.
For the Juniors, everyone did great and earned their next stripe.
In the adults program, Chris Marrie earned his next belt with half blue, half white belt and Lourdes Serrano got her white belt with one blue stripe.
On Thursday we finished off the adult testing with the MMA test, and kids testing continued with the Tiny Ninjas.
For the Tiny Ninjas, Dylan Santos, aka Wolverine, got promoted to white belt with one gray stripe and Daniel Aleksen, aka Buzz Lightyear, got promoted to white belt with one yellow stripe.
The MMA students were tested on a lot of combinations learned throughout the month. With the new uniforms in place, everyone who brought there MMA shirts, application and ID card got a stripe on their shirt.
Everyone did great and congratulations to everyone who participated!