Grades and Syllabus
Our grading syllabus is split into 10 grades.
The lower Grades are called “Kyus”.
Beginning with the 10th Kyu ( White belt ) up to the 1st Kyu ( 3rd Brown belt ).
From 1st Kyu you can progress onto the 1st Dan Black belt after which you may progress to 2nd Dan etc.
A grading is normally held every 3 to 12 months ( Kyu Grading ). Depending on the student’s attendance/ability, Students are allowed to attempt a grading at their Instructor’s discretion and are normally informed if they are eligible, one or two lessons before the grading date.
A dedicated student that trains regularly (minimum twice a week), may be able to reach 1st Dan Black Belt in around four to five years depending on their individual ability.
Any given grading is divided up into sections. These include Fitness, Stances, Punches, Strikes, Blocks, Kicks, Kata, Kumite, and remember that in any grading, you will be tested on elements from a previous grading.
10th Kyu ( White Belt )
9th Kyu ( Yellow Belt )
8th Kyu ( Orange Belt )
7th Kyu ( Red Belt )
6th Kyu ( Green Belt )
5th Kyu ( 1st Blue Belt )
4th Kyu ( 2nd Blue Belt )
3rd Kyu ( 1st Brown Belt )
2nd Kyu ( 2nd Brown Belt )
1st Kyu ( 3rd Brown Belt )
1st Dan – Shodan ( Black Belt )
2nd Dan – Nidan ( Black Belt )
3rd Dan – Sandan ( Black Belt )
10th Dan – Master ( Black Belt )