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Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors

There are four grading sessions a year for Junior ranks between 10th Kyu (White Belt) and 6th Kyu (Green Belt).

From Junior 5th Kyu (Purple Belt) onwards, there are three grading sessions a year..

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  • Junior Grading Days for Yellow, Blue, Orange and Green belts:

    Friday 31st March 2017
    Friday 23rd June 2017
    Friday 15th September 2017
    Friday 1st December 2017

  • Junior Grading Days for Purple through to Black Belts:

    Friday 5th May 2017
    Friday 15th September 2017
    Friday 1st December 2017

  • Senior and Intermediate Grading Days for Yellow Belt through to Brown Belt:

    Thursday 4th May 2017
    Tuesday 12th September 2017
    Thursday 30th November 2017

  • Senior and Intermediate Black Belt grading day:

    Friday 23rd June 2017

Grading Prerequisites

Dojo instructors consider many aspects when assessing whether a student is ready to progress to the next rank.

Among these are:

Grading System

The KYU System

A student’s rank will either be a Kyu – numbered from 10 to 1 – or a Black Belt with 1 to 10 red tips called Dans or Degrees. A student referred to as a coloured or colour belt has a Kyu ranking and each Kyu number has an associated coloured belt.

While different martial arts schools have different coloured belts, the kyu system is intended to be similar so that students can be paired up at inter-club events such as tournaments using their ranking so that they are of a similar technical standard.

10th Kyu - White Belt
9th Kyu - Yellow Belt
8th Kyu - Blue Belt
7th Kyu - Orange Belt
6th Kyu - Green Belt
5th Kyu - Purple Belt
4th Kyu - Red Belt with a white stripe
3rd Kyu - Red Belt
2nd Kyu - Brown Belt with a white stripe
1st Kyu - Brown Belt
Shodan Ho (probationary Black Belt) - Black Belt with a white stripe
Shodan (1st Dan) - Black Belt with one red bar
Nidan (2nd Dan) - Black Belt with two red bars