Ilia & Johnathan,
I am curious about the length of the test.
Im guessing its shorter because your sensei has had time to evaluate all your techniques and feels confident your smooth in all of them, therefore the test is more of a ceremony to show the flow of where your at?
At a certain point I suppose once you gain various underlying principles there really isnt a need to go 'in-depth' to test, as you either got what will make a technique work or not.
I can see the merit in both testing methods I suppose.
[Both show skill, one is just an aerobic version, of which I need to improve on]