Why Should I Test

Passing a test unlocks additional classes (listed below). Failing a test reveals strengths and weaknesses, so you’ll know what you need to work on. Also, it’s FUN!

Unlock the following classes by passing the Intermediate Side Flips advancement test:

  • Intermediate Side Flips

How to Test

Open your ZenPlanner app and register for the test the same way you would for normal classes. Then just show up as you normally would for a class.

The Intermediate Side Flips advancement test is being administered on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 @7:30pm
  • Friday, July 14th, 2023 @7:30pm
  • Thursday, November 16th, 2023 @6:30pm
You can find the full list of monthly testing details HERE.


Each skill is scored from 0 to 10 points. In order to advance, students must accumulate a minimum of 80 points out of 100 total points, this equates to an average score of 7 or better on each skill. Any skill scored 0-2 will be an immediate failure, so be sure you review each skill and ask a coach if you have any questions.



Demonstrate your knowledge of the three body positions and three body shapes:

  • Straight, hollow, arch
  • Tuck, straddle, pike

This skill is worth 20 points, while all other test skills are worth 10 points


Perform a gymnastics-style cartwheel on the ground

gymnastics cartwheel

Cartwheel to Handstand

Perform a cartwheel to a handstand against a wall


Perform a wagon wheel (an “au” in capoeira) on the ground

Inward Side Shoulder Roll

Perform a inward side shoulder roll timer onto port-a-pit mats

Side Roll

Perform a side roll off the deck to land on the ground

Webster Side Flip

Perform a webster sideflip off the deck onto port-a-pit mats. A step-up is allowed

Side Flip Timer

Perform a sideflip timer with a good “Captain Universe” takeoff onto port-a-pit mats

Side Flip

Perform a sideflip off the deck onto port-a-pit mats