2 Years ago, I tested for my 4th Dan. I was able to do very well with the Stamina Test during the 1st week of testing. During the 2nd week of testing, I was able to pass the technical portion of the test. Then came the breaking. I had to break 5 Boards with a Front Kick, 5 with a punch, 5 with an Elbow, and finally 2 thick Bricks with a Palm Strike. Unfortunately, I was unable to break the Bricks and therefore failed the test. --- The next 2 years I was working hard and really becoming prepared to re-test and try again. ------ At the re-test on Saturday, I only had to do the Brick Breaking that I failed. I struggled, but eventually pulled through. :karate: Unfortunately during my follow through my face hit the Cinder Blocks, and I broke a couple of teeth. This 4th Dan test was very special. I became the 1st TMA student to reach 4th Dan through the whole belt system, and really showed great Perserverence and never give up attitude to finish out this test.