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DM Certification/Test Dates

Below are scheduled dates for DM Seminars and Tests. Please note, ideally there will be a DM Seminar/Test for each level every 6 months. Visit the DM Requirements page to view the testing curriculums and additional seminar/testing requirements.

Example: Those who are testing for Level 1a that are members of the Fitzgerald Academy Tang Soo Do program will start on Feb. 23, 2013 initially as a seminar/review and then the test will follow on March 30th. Please note the Color Red Text for this batch of students.  Every six months thereafter, the next DM Level Seminar & Test will follow. Each Certified Graduate is required to purchase the DVD for their respective Level.

New Requirements: Each Test Candidate are required to attend a Review Seminar prior to taking the Scheduled Test.  In cases of emergencies or schedule conflicts, each Test Candidate must take a private lesson review with their instructor prior to taking the scheduled Test. Each Candidate for Levels 1a, 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b, & 2c are required to purchase a video before or during the test prior to acquiring Certification. Each Candidate as of June 23rd, 2013 are required to purchase the Defensor Method DVD for their Level, attend their respective seminar, and pass the test prior to earning Certification.

 

January 20, 2013 (Sunday) - Defensor Method Level 2c Test

Top Level MMA 7038 Milwaukee, Niles, IL 12pm-5:30pm, cost $50.
(Tentative Schedule, will require attendee confirmation)


Feb  10, 2013 (Sunday) - Defensor Method Level 1a Test

In Fitzgerald's Martial Arts, 1742 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615. 1pm - 6pm.  All participants to earn certification must take a Level 2b seminar, pass the test and purchase the required DVD. DVD Cost: $20.Cost: $50. Tentative Schedule, will require attendee confirmation.  


Feb  23, 2013 (Saturday) - Defensor Method Level 1a Seminar

Fitzgerald's Martial Arts, 1742 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615. 1pm - 5pm. All participants to earn certification must take a Level 2b seminar, pass the test and purchase the required DVD. Seminar Cost: $40. DVD Cost: $20.


April 27, 2013 (Saturday) - Defensor Method Level 1a Test 

Fitzgerald's Martial Arts exclusively at Hyde Park, 1742 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615. 1pm - 6:30pm, Cost: $50. 


May 5, 2013 (Sunday) - Defensor Method Level 3a Test

Top Level MMA, 7038 Milwaukee, Niles, IL 60714, 12-5pm. Cost: $50


May  19, 2013 (Sunday) - Defensor Method Level 2a Seminar

Fitzgerald's Martial Arts, 1742 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615. 1pm -  5pm, tentative schedule please check back for details. All participants to earn certification must take a Level 2a seminar, pass the test and purchase the required DVD. Seminar Cost: $40. DVD Cost: $40.

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June  2, 2013 (Sunday) - Defensor Method Level 1a Test.

At Kung Fu School 3725 W. Montrose  Ave, Chicago, IL 60625. 4pm - 8pm.  Cost: $50. Tentative Schedule, will require attendee confirmation. Requirements upon or before graduation, attendees need to purchase Defensor Method Level 1a DVD.  

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June 23, 2013 (Sunday) - Defensor Method Level 2a Test

Fitzgerald's Martial Arts, 1742 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615. 1pm - 6pm.  Cost: $50. Tentative Schedule, will require attendee confirmation.


August 4, 2013 (Sunday) - Defensor Method Level 1b Seminar

Fitzgerald's Martial Arts, 1742 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615. 1pm - 5pm. All participants to earn certification must take a Level 1b seminar, pass the test and purchase the required DVD. Seminar Cost: $40. DVD Cost: $20.   Tentative Schedule, will require attendee confirmation.


August 11, 2013 (Sunday) - Defensor Method Level 1b Test

Fitzgerald's Martial Arts, 1742 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615. 1pm - 6pm.  Cost: $50.  Tentative Schedule, will require attendee confirmation.

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August 31, 2013 (Saturday) - Defensor Method Level 3b Test for Jessie Santiago.  1pm-4:30pm @ Top Level MMA, 7038 Milwaukee, Niles, IL 60714

Cost: $50

Non-member spectator fee: $5

Attendees: Jessie Santiago, DM students, and/or DM Instructors Ranked Level 3 & above (Lakan Guro Anom & Mataas Na Guro).

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September 21, 2013 (Saturday) - Introduction to Defensor Method  Class 9:30am-11:30am @ Fitzgerald's Martial Arts, 1742 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615.

 

September 28, 2013 (Saturday) - Defensor Method 1B Class 10-11:30am exclusive for Tang Soo Do Students @ Fitzgerald's Martial Arts, 1742 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615.


 

 

 

March 23, 2014 (Sunday) - Defensor Method Level 2b Seminar

Fitzgerald's Martial Arts, 1742 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615. 1pm - 5pm.  Cost: $40.  Tentative Schedule, will require attendee confirmation. Test attendees required to finish & complete Level 2b seminar or private lesson with a instructor prior to attending this test. 

Possible Candidates: Marc Aga Khan, Vince B., Lamar M., Joe F., Jamie S.

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April 6, 2014 (Sunday) - Defensor Method Level 2b Test

 

 

Fitzgerald's Martial Arts, 1742 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615. 1pm - 5:30pm.  Cost: $50.  Tentative Schedule, will require attendee confirmation. Test attendees required to finish & complete Level 2b seminar or private lesson with a instructor prior to attending this test. Plus purchase the Level 2B DVD from Jason Brigham (mydogeatsyourdog@yahoo.com).

Possible Candidates: Marc Aga Khan, Vince B., Lamar M., Joe F., & Jamie S.

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March 29, 2015 (Sunday) - Defensor Method Level 1 abc Tests

MI Kung Fu-Wulin Wushu, 3725 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL 60618. 4pm - 8pm.  Test date  for Multi-lelvel 1-A/B/C Test in Defensor Method Ranking.  All participants to earn certification must take a Level 1a or b or c seminar, pass the test and purchase the required DVD. Seminar Cost: $40. DVD Cost: $20 each for 1a &1b, $40 each for 1c (double DVD Set). Test Cost: $50 each level. Pre-qualified double testers, $100.

Possible Candidates:

1c -  Joanna/Suzanne, Javier M., Jake S., Rob

        W., Zee & Adrian S. 

1b - Aaron D. (double testing), Amaury, Jose A.,  

 

1a - Greg Kobele

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August 16, 2015  1pm - 4pm  (Sunday) - Defensor Method Level 2  A & C Tests

At Fitzgeralds Martial Arts Academy.

Candidates: FOR Level 2c: Marc A.K., Joe F. 

                    FOR Level 2a: Jen A. 

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October 23, 2016, Sunday 10am-2pm - Defensor Method Level 1C & 1B Test At Fitness Matrix, Cost: $50 plus DVD Cost: $40

2308 Main Street, Evanston, IL 60202 800.465.4919

Candidates: Javier Monroy and Jacob Shuster (both 1C)

                    Greg Kobelle (1B candidate)

 


October 30th, 2016 10am-2pm: Levels 1a & 1b Tests Cost $50 plus DVD Cost: $20

All from Bob Lorenz group to be tested at True Balance Karate

406 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60615 - 630-663-2000

Candidates: (2) for for Level 1a and (4) for level 1b