I'm curious what other schools do to test the simple techniques when doing a belt test. To clarify, by "simple" I mean the technique itself or the technique in a small combination, as opposed to something like a form or a complicated one-step drill. My memory of my old school is a little bit fuzzy (since it was over 20 years ago that I left), but I believe we would line up and demonstrate the techniques together. Mostly it would be kicks, and if I remember right we would kick and replace our foot. I don't even remember if we did that, or if we just did the forms and sparring. My current school, we have rote-memorized combinations. For example, our colored belts have 1-8 punching and 1-8 kicking. So if my Master says "do #4 punching" then everyone knows which punch combo to do, and if he says "do #5 kicking" then everyone knows which kicking combo to do. Which leads to my questions: Do you test simple techniques at your school, or do you only test on forms/one-steps/sparring/breaking? When you test simple techniques, do you just test the individual kick or punch, or do you test them in combinations? When you test simple techniques, do you test the kicks and punches in place, or do you combine footwork as well? In regards to #2 and #3, are the combinations prescribed before the test and rote memorized by the students, or are they dynamically called during the test? If the techniques and combinations are dynamic, how is it handled when a student misunderstands a command? When you test the simple techniques, do you expect to see students perform them for speed, power, or form? If there's any thoughts you have that don't relate to my questions, then I'd love to hear them, too.