In order for a student to be invited to their next Belt Test, they must first complete the following steps:
Memorize, practice, and demonstrate all requirements for the next (and any previous) rank
Spend the minimum time requirement actively training in their current rank (consult respective Rank Requirements List)
Successfully pass a Rank Review (announced on the mat)
Consistently demonstrate the characteristics taught on the mat (self-discipline, respect for others, honesty with oneself and others, attention to detail, willingness to learn, HUMILITY, ability to lead, etc.)
Once a student has achieved these prerequisites, they will receive an invitation to attend a Belt Test.