If knocked down 7 times, get up 8 times - Japanese saying

Gradings

Karate Grading - upto 3rd kyu (brown belt)

These gradings are for eligible students only (min. no. of sessions attended, passed mock grading and invitations given out ~2 weeks before the grading).  These gradings will be taken within the club and officiated by Sensei Sharon Goodwin Doash, 5th Dan.  Gradings held, every 3 months, in March, June, September and December (and at the end of term for school clubs).  The next gradings will be :-

  • Mock Gradings will take place in June:
    Sunday 3rd @ Pavilion LC, Thursday 7th @ CS Scout Hall,  and Tues. 12th @ MVPSchool,  Students wishing to grade in June/July should make every effort to attend these mock gradings and their regular classes during April, May and June.  Please ensure you are on-track to attend the minimum amount of sessions required for your grade (including courses).

  • Full Kyu Grading  for those taking grades upto 3rd kyu, brown belt, grading will take place on :-
Bromley Clubs - Sunday 24th June, 14:00 (regular class at 13:00), Studio 1, Pavilion Leisure Centre, Kentish Way, BR1 3EF.

MV Primary School Club - Tuesday 3rd July, 16:15,
KS2 Upstairs Hall, Marian Vian School, Shirley Crescent, BR3 4AZ.

Karate Gradings - for Brown & Black Belts

These gradings are for eligible 3rd kyu students and above only (min. no. of sessions attended (or for black belts min. years with regular training), and minimum standard reached, students must be recommend by their sensei for these senior gradings).  These gradings will be taken at Association level and officiated by Sensei Tom Tennick, 6th Dan and Sensei Sharon Goodwin Doash, 5th Dan.  Gradings held, every 6 months, in April/May and October/November.  The next gradings will be:- 

  • Saturday ??th April -  2018, 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Downham Leisure Centre.  There will be a Referee Course at 3:15pm before the Grading.  The grading will be officiated by Sensei Tom Tennick and Sensei Sharon Goodwin Doash.

Grade

Junior Belt

Senior Belt

Minimum training sessions before taking Mock Grading

Beginner

 White belt

 White belt

New students

9th Kyu

White belt with one lengthwise Orange stripe

 

10

8th Kyu

White belt with one lengthwise Red stripe

 

10

7th Kyu

White belt with one lengthwise Yellow stripe

 

20

6th Kyu

White belt with one lengthwise Green stripe

 

20 + courses

5th Kyu

White belt with one lengthwise Purple stripe

 

20 + courses

4th Kyu


 Purple belt with one lengthwise White stripe

20 + courses

3rd Kyu

Same as Senior

 

20 + courses

2nd Kyu

Same as Senior

 Brown belt with one lengthwise White stripe

40 + courses

1st Kyu

Same as Senior

Brown belt with two lengthwise White stripes

40 + courses

1st Dan

Minimum age 12 years (Junior black belt 12-15 years; Senior 16+)

 

1 year min. training twice per week + courses. 

( Junior black belts who continue to train regularly automatically get Senior black belt at aged 16, otherwise retake grade at 16yrs+)

2nd Dan

Minimum age 18 years

 

2 years min. training twice per week + courses

3rd Dan

Minimum age 21 years

 

3 years min. training twice per week + courses

4th Dan -

10th Dan

-

 

For each Dan grade add an extra year of training etc. 

E.g. between 3rd and 4th Dan  = 4 years, between 4th and 5th Dan = 5 years.