Black Band

-Student has at least 12 months of training since the intro with as least 2-3 visits per week (150 visits minimum).

-Student has mastery of chaining movements together and developed a personal style

-Student’s training is mostly self directed

-Unanimous vote by testing council (The Council of Ascension & Mergers & Haberdashery)

Scoring details:

The test has three sections: burpees (50 points possible), conditioning (50 points possible), and flow (50 points possible).

Burpees will be scored on completion. If a student completes 5 rounds of 10 burpees, they will get a perfect score of 50 points. If they slow down around the third round and can only do 7 burpees, then 5 on the next round, then finally only 2 on the last round, they’d be scored a 10/10, 10/10, 7/10, 5/10, and 2/10, for a total of 34/50 (ouch).

 

Conditioning: The student will pick 5 conditioning skills from the list above before the test starts. Instructors will make note of the skills the student has picked on their scoring sheet before the test starts. Scoring the conditioning section is somewhat trickier. The focus here should be on completion, cleanliness of movement, proper form, and ambidexterity (where applicable). Scoring is again based on 10 possible points each round.

 

The Flow runs should be done in the following order:

  • Floor is Lava (1 minute)
  • A-B-A (10 obstacles per route, 20 total)
  • Package Retrieval / Save the Baby
  • Gate Runs
  • 1 Minute Constant Flow

 

Conditioning (Student Picks 5) (score 0 – 10)

50 points possible total

  • 10 double-clapping pushups (12 seconds)
  • 3 fast wall climb-ups (12 seconds)
  • 1 front lever (body totally straight) (3 seconds)
  • 1 climb-up to overstack free-standing handstand pushup (from cat hang to pseudo-planche to handstand, no feet on box)
  • 1 single-arm chin-up on both sides
  • 3 static muscle ups (no kip)
  • 3 single-arm push-up on each side
  • 10 toes to wall (15 seconds)
  • 1 flag (strong side only okay, 3 seconds) (Passing = strong side 3 seconds = 8.5 points. Both sides = 10 points)
  • 1 dragon pistol squat each side
  • 1 rail balance pistol on each side at height (6’ or more)
  • 30 second single arm (unassisted) handstand, either arm
  • 60 second freestanding handstand
  • 5 second planche hold (extra points for straight arm vs tucked arm)
  • 5 circle-ups and circle-overs in 15 seconds
  • 3 elevated dragon flags (no contact between your back and the ground, trapezius contacts the pole to keep you up)
  • 5 hanging windshield wipers (1 = back and forth)
  • 8 single leg broad jump burpees each leg (jump with only one leg)
  • 5 archer pull-ups each side

 

Flow:

  • 1 routes of A-B-A with a minimum of 10 obstacles in each route.  Deductions are given for each individual mistake.  Mistakes can be anything from a break in flow, to a hard landing, to bumping into something, to an obvious technical error (burrito roll, etc.)
  • 1 minute of “floor is lava” movement, similar to “constant flow,” but deductions are made for touching the ground.
  • 1 route of package retrieval (A-B-A) (“Don’t Drop the Baby!”) to pick up a 1-2lb “baby” and bring it back to the point of origin (1lb sandbag from a weight vest). No, you cannot use your pockets, clothing, or storage accessories. Duh. Don’t even ask.
  • 1 route of gate runs (gates predetermined by testers).
  • 1 min constant flow over all areas.  Deductions are given for each individual mistake.  Mistakes can be anything from a break in flow, to a hard landing, to bumping into something, to an obvious technical error (burrito roll, etc.)
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