Black Belt Grading

Those students that are 2nd Brown belt in either Karate or Kickboxing will have had to have waited a minimum of 9 months and have attended 2 mock gradings before being allowed to grade for Black Belt.

Eligible students will be presented with a Permissions to Grade sheet, which has to be signed by 3 instructors who believe that you have not only the ability to perform all the requirements but also have a Black Belt attitude.

Those that are wanting to grade for Black Belt must also attend 6 out of 8 Saturday Training sessions (8am Saturdays) and passed a fitness test.

Though a student may obtain 3 signatures allowing them to grade, the student must still perform to Black Belt standard on the day.

Students up to and including the age of 14 will grade for Junior Black Belt.

Students aged 15 and over will grade for 1st Dan (senior black belt)

Junior Black Black belts may grade for 1st Dan (senior black belt) at the age of 14.

The instructors have the right to allow a student aged 15/16 to attempt Junior Black Belt as oppose to 1st Dan due to SEND or other factors.

Black Belt Grading Dates & Times

Karate/TaeKwondo Black Belt Grading:

Saturday June 22nd 1pm

Saturday December 7th 1pm

Kickboxing Black Belt Grading:

Saturday June 22nd 3pm

Saturday December 7th 5pm

8 week 8am Saturday Training Start Dates:

April 27th 8am for 8 weeks
October 12th 8am for 8 weeks