|Gold||Straight As, honor roll, reading lists, or significant improvement|
|Blue||Monthly themes, weekly lessons, classroom performance, or chore lists|
|Red||Tournament participation or other performances|
The rank and testing system used by the ATA Tigers is slightly different than that of the Karate for Kids. At each level, students earn their belt AND a cool animal patch for their uniform. Plus, their ATA Tiger belts are white belts with a either a colored or a patterned stripe down the middle indicating that student's rank. The colors are similar to those of the Karate for Kids ranks, but the animal patterns match the particular animal/character for that rank. You can find out more about the Tiger characters on the ATA Tigers website.
Upon graduation from the ATA Tigers program, the student moves into the Karate for Kids program and has the opportunity to wear the standard ATA uniform including the Karate for Kids Victory Patch.