-Student has completed at least 3 months of training AND 30 white band parkour classes AND 10 Eat Your Veggies classes at a minimum before attempting the Green Band test. Please note, this does not necessarily mean you are ready to test after taking the minimum number of classes. It means you are eligible. If you rush into the test even though you still don’t know the material, you’re wasting our time and yours. Remember that our tests are voluntary. If you’re not sure if you’re ready…then you’re not. Keep practicing!
-A total score of 75% or better
Kids Ages 9-14: Before you can test, you must first complete an instructor petition:
Obtain the SIGNATURE CARD from the front desk. Approach two instructors for review. The instructors will ask you to demonstrate random techniques from the list below. If BOTH instructors approve your skills and believe that you listen well enough to practice open gym in a safe and responsible manner, then he or she will sign your card, and you may schedule your Green Wristband Test. If the instructor does not approve, you must then go home, review the material, and attempt to get the very same instructor’s approval at a later date. Here’s a printable checklist!
401PK (Ages 35 and up): Certain skills are not required to earn your Green Band if you’re over the age of 35. We’ve marked them with a * below. Here’s a different printable checklist.
Members & Punch Card Holders: The first test is free ($30 for non-members), and $30 per test for the second and subsequent attempts for everyone. All tests are by appointment (no walk-ins!) and only after receiving confirmation of an appointment by emailing email@example.com.
Non-Members: If you wish to only do open gym without taking classes, there is a $40 test fee which we will apply to your Open Gym membership if you pass the test. If you do not pass the test, sorry…your money is ours now. But just because you have a black belt in strip-mall taekwondo, you’re a gymnast, someone called you to try out for Ninja Warrior, or your child “is a monkey” does NOT mean you (or they) are just going to breeze through a very technical and formal exam. We love it when people sail through our tests. We hate it when we spend our free time watching someone with a too-high opinion of themselves utterly fail at a test where we publish exactly what is expected of them in order to pass right here on this website.
Got questions? Call or text us (855-NINJAS1 / 855-646-5271, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Strength / Conditioning Requirements
Vault Techniques: Safety, Speed, Kong*, Dash*, Gate, Thief, Reverse*, Easy, Lazy, Turn, Kash (Kong -> Dash)*, Lash (Lazy -> Dash), Monkey, Pop Vault.
Wall Techniques: Cat Leap to Top Out, Top Out to Cat Hang to Drop, Wall-Runs (1-step or 2-step*), Wall Gaps (Cat-to-Crane, Cat-to-Precision, Cat-to-Dyno to roll, Cat-to-Cat), Tic-tacs.
Rail Techniques: Circle Up / Circle Over, Rail QM, Pole QM, Monkey Traverse*, Rail Walk, Shimmy Traverse, Sloth Traverse, Under-bar, Reverse Underbar*, Rail Precisions*, Laches*, Molly Ups, Pole Cat Leaps, Rail Swing Bails, Rail Bails
Misc. Techniques: Crane Landings, Bounding*, Foot Placement Sequencing, Dive Roll /Assisted Dive Roll, Vault Bail, Wall Stall
Efficiency / Flow
Students will show two runs consisting of at a minimum of 5 obstacles: 1 Vault technique, 1 Wall technique, and 1 Rail technique, and a “meaningful” roll) on a course that the instructors will set up. The idea is to demonstrate your flow and efficiency, not show off your fanciest moves.
-Student has at least 4 months of training since the intro class with 2-3 visits per week (50 visits minimum).
-Student has displayed competence with chaining movements together and demonstrates flow.
-Student is beginning to develop personal style and has demonstrated a commitment to parkour and it’s philosophy.
-85% total score or better
Pairs – 2 picks from each category
Bails – Choose 1 bail from 3 scenarios
Flow – Perform all three scenarios
22 total scores (220 point total; 85% to pass/187 point total)
16 scores for Pairs (8 conditioning, 8 technique)
6 scores for Bails and Flow (one overall score per pick, even though they may have to demonstrate multiple iterations of the same bail)
Rules for the Pairs Section:
- Each skill is to be performed immediately following the completion of the paired exercise. Any delay is subject to penalty.
- A short break (1 min) will be given after every 3rd skill (3 breaks total)
- The pairing rows are set; no mixing different skills and techniques.
- All (These pairs may be tested on any age group)
- Ages 12-35 (These pairs may be tested on ages 12-35 only)
*cannot come down from rail; must go straight to technique
- All (These skills may be tested on any age group)
- Ages 12-35 (These skills may be tested on ages 12-35 only)
-Student has at least 12 months of training since the intro with as least 2-3 visits per week (150 visits minimum). -Student has mastery of chaining movements together and developed a personal style -Student’s training is mostly self directed -Unanimous vote by testing council (The Council of Ascension & Mergers & Haberdashery)
5 routes with a minimum of 10 obstacles in each route. There may not be more than five deductions total for all 5 routes. Deductions are given for each individual mistake, meaning no more than one mistake per route. Mistakes can be anything from a break in flow to a hard landing to bumping into something to an obvious technical error (burrito roll, etc.)
1 min constant flow over all areas with no deductions.
- Double Kong
- Muscle up x 3 (chained)
- Running down cat (near max)
- Running precision at height (near max)
- Down crane