My history was I bought up by now G.M. Choy from the UK and his opinion was if you can not perform the TUL at a set standard or break the required tecniques you fail at exams.
So when we left his group we have always applied these rules - Last weekend we had 110 members grade of which 1- 3rd kup, 3 - 4th kups, 1 - 6th kup and a 7th kup all failed. Most were because of breaking and two were due to poor patterns and understanding of tecniques, esp with regards to self defence aspect.
The question: I have been told that it is wrong to fail anyone at examinations even if they are not upto target , My concern is this was an ITF Master from ITF NK.group. If we are asked to promote our instructors members as interantional examiners for the ITF and they are not upto the standard surely we MUST fail them and make it clear rank is not bought but earnt by tecnical merit only.
The Master said "It is wrong to fail anyone esp if it is on breaking only as the ITF never fails people on breaking' true or not?
What do you think should students fail exams, Personally I think they have to fail if they dont meet the standards set, as to breaking I think this is important when you are young but should be stopped at a given age to protect the student. (We stop them at 50)
Any imput on this matter?
C.R.SNOW 5TH DEGREE WWW.UK-LTSI.COM