Not everyone gets an "A" Graham.
Negative reviews breed excellence.
Failure is the mother of success.
Again testing for what?
Stronger for what?
These questions were answered in the form of challenges by men who created the arts we follow.
No Takeda who got challenged
You...wouldn't be here.
They all stepped up in real pressured fight testing.
We...are...many times just cowards who run from the very testing we brag on them for.
Let's answer your questions for you.
Testing for what? Testing for ability to harmonize with the universe.
Stronger for what? Stronger in the sense of ability to face and handle life and people by remaining in harmonyy with the universe.
Martial? How? ...By learning how to remain in such a condition in the face of ignorant fighting and beyond that, due to being in continuous harmony to thus bring an end to violence and disharmony which means actually making the other better.