1). I ought to say to the kids at the beginning of testing, "Uh (surprised)! I see a vision! I can see the future. Someone is going to cry. I can't tell who it is though". Unfortunately, there's always a kid who ends up crying a little. 2) In no head-contact sparring, blocking with an open hand the kick that will be pulled before head contact makes a pretty impressive smacking sound for the audience. 3) Some people just won't shut up. Kids testing, adults testing, people watching. Even when senior black belts say "quiet please", some people wait 5-10 seconds and do more talking. 4) Even when you know you will pass, it's still hard to not be a little nervous, and be less adept than you otherwise would be. Maybe the stress of testing is a fraction of that of a real confrontation, and you ought to be ready for being far worse under the stress of a real threat than you are in a relaxed environment. 5) There's always a parent moving about looking for the best photo. How close can they get to the KJN's table? 6) When people say "good job today", maybe it's true, or maybe it's encouragement. That's it for now....feel free to add your own observations from testing.