In February I may be testing for 1st Dan. We can break a stack of boards, or a brick (we can choose). The brick is one of those cinder block bricks (like a paver) that goes on a block wall as a top cap. I think they are about 6 x 12 inch. My question is whether there is a standard size, where to get one, what to look for or avoid, and do you do anything like bake the moisture out of it to make sure it breaks the way it is supposed to? Should I wear a glove, go bare handed against bare brick, bare handed with a towel or even just a bandana on the brick? Any advice will be greatly appreciated!