ATA Tigers Ranking
How do ATA Tigers move up to Karate Kids Classes?
Although the ATA Tiger Program is designed for ages 4-6, there is no set age at which students move up to the big kids classes. The main difference between Karate Kids and ATA Tigers is the amount of memorization and independant work required of students. When our Instructors observe Tigers who are showing strong signs of memorization and indepenence in class, we may suggest having your child move up to the Karate Kids Classes at the next Testing.
Do ATA Tigers start over at White Belt when they move up to Karate Kids Classes?
No! ATA Tigers train using the same techniques the big kids use. ATA Tigers will move up to the Karate Kids Classes as Orange Belts or above depending on what rank they achieved as a Tiger.
- Turtle – Cheetah Belts will move up as Orange Belt Recommended Karate Kids
- Lion – Dragon Belts will move up as Camo Belt Recommended Karate Kids
- Cobra – Panther Belts will move up as Green Belt Recommended Karate Kids
What will Tigers who move up to Karate Kids be required to do for their next Testing?
Tigers justing moving into Karate Kids classes will ease into memorization by starting on the Half-Rank Testing Schedule. This means that the students will only have to perform half of the required material to test for their next belt.