This event is open to all current Black Belt students as well as any Cho Dan Bo students who have been given permission to test for their Black Belt. While it is not mandatory to attend this event, all Black Belts are strongly encouraged to attend.
The testing will be held at Marcus Point Baptist Church Gymnasium (6205 North W Street, Pensacola, FL 32505). Registration/Check in will begin at 8:30 am and Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9:30 am. If you are planning to attend this event to test or recert, you must tell Kyo Sa Nim Kennedy no later than April 4th.
Please be sure to bring your sparring gear and weapon with you. Also all current Black Belts must dress in ITF formal attire when arriving to testing. Formal attire consist of a navy sports coat with ITF patch sewn on, white or light blue dress shirt, and khaki pants (or skirts for young ladies). Young men should wear an appropriate colored tie as well. For our Cho Dan Bo students, a white or light blue dress shirt and khaki pants are
recommended, but not required. For parents of young students Kyo Sa Nim Kennedy recommends looking at the local Discount Dillards or other thrift/consignment stores for sports coats for young men and women as they are still growing.
If you are driving, the Best Western Blue Angel Inn (2390 W Detroit Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32534) 844-684-9427 would be a great choice. It’s under 10 miles from the venue.If flying in, we recommend the Hilton Garden Inn (1144 Airport Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32504) (850) 479-8900. It’s located 3 miles from the venue and only 2 miles from the airport. The hotel provides free shuttle to and from the airport.