Promotion Tests

Color Belt Promotion Tests / Rank Advancement Demonstrations

Connelly’s Academy holds a Rank Advancement Demonstration / Promotion Test for color belt students approximately every three months. Visit this page for information regarding tests. Please note that we have made changes to the fee structure for Color Belt Promotion Tests / Rank Advancement Demonstrations. The details are below.

October 2017 Color Belt Rank Advancement / Promotion Test

Saturday, October 14, 11:30 am
4541 North Ravenswood Ave., Suite 102
Chicago, IL 60640


The Fall 2017 Color Belt Rank Advancement Demonstration / Promotion Test

Sunday, December 3, 12:15 pm
The Levy Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

If you cannot attend the main event, please register online and choose the make-up test option. Space for make-up tests is limited.  If you did not register online, please e-mail or call us to reserve a place.

Make-up Tests:
Monday, December 4th, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 6th, 7:00 pm

The Levy Center
300 Dodge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202

Sunday, March 4, 12:15 pm, The Levy Center
Sunday, May 5, 12:15 pm, The Levy Center


May 2016 Promotion Test Pictures: Courtesy of Andrew Walker III

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To our dedicated students:

Your hard work and perseverance inspire us. Grandmaster Connelly and your Program Leaders, Instructors and Assistants are committed to working with you to achieve your personal best as a martial artist and member of the Connelly’s Academy community.

Who should attend?
Everyone is invited to observe a demonstration. An adult student is invited to demonstrate if he or she is ready. Students will be given recommendations to test by their instructors when the instructors feel that they are ready. Feel free to bring along family members and friends to show support for this awesome event!

What will it cost?
The testing fee structure is based on three levels of experience and study: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced. A new student is a White belt and typically his/her first test would be for a 1 Yellow Stripe belt.

Beginning Level: Students testing for 1 Yellow Stripe, 2 Yellow Stripes, Yellow, and Green Stripe Belts: $35

Intermediate Level: Students testing for Green, Blue Stripe and Blue Belts: $40

Advanced Level: Students testing for Red Stripe, Red, Black Stripe and Black Belt Candidate belts: $45

Contact Grandmaster Connelly.

Black Belt Promotion Test
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 12 noon
The Levy Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

Registration is onsite.

Black belt tests are open to the Connelly’s Academy community. We invite all students to come and observe their seniors, instructors and program leaders test their spirit and demonstrate their expertise.

At every level, students work toward building strength for the body, courage for the heart and wisdom for the mind.