As the dojo grows and evolves, it seems more and more younger kids are finding themselves at the dojo. As the number of kids grows, so does the amount of energy present in each class. As the energy level of the class increases, it can be hard for those involved to stay focused and this can result in behavioral problems.
When kids or anyone of any age joins, the one thing they are told is that the most important thing for them to do on that first day is try everything and try your hardest. Just because a kid has been there a while and feels like a big shot, that doesn’t mean they don’t need to try their hardest too and that can confuse the newer members into thinking they don’t need to give it their all either.
Youth testing was rather recent and the belt ceremony is fast approaching. Whether or not a canidate passes is highly dependent on their overall effort. To put it simply, if someone isn’t going to come and give it their all, they have no bussiness testing and no right to complain about it.
Coming to class and giving it your all is the biggest thing you can do to determine whether or not you test.