Friday I sat on a 4 hour Black Belt testing board for Elite Martial Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, and never left my office in Minden, Nevada.
Skype and FaceTime cuts travel time and costs to zero for events like this, and can even be used to teach distance classes.
There are several things you need to do before using this technology:
I predict this approach will become common place as the technology continues to improve and more martial artists become comfortable with the concept. Give it a try.