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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..

Click Below For Dates -

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

    Friday 23rd March 2018
    Friday 15th June 2018
    Friday 14th September 2018
    Friday 30th December 2018

  • Junior Grading Days for Purple through to Black Belts:

    Friday 4th May 2018
    Friday 14th September 2018
    Friday 30th November 2018

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

    Thursday 3rd May 2018
    Tuesday 11th September 2018
    Thursday 29th November 2018

  • Senior and Intermediate Black Belt grading day:

    TBA for 2018

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.

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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