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Our Karate

Licences and Insurances

Members who pay termly will have licences renewed automatically each year.  We require your licence to be kept up to date and to include a photo. Every grading, you must bring your licence with you to be signed by the grading examiner.


Grades below black belt level are called KYU grades.
For 9th, 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th Kyu a minimum of 24 training session to be considered for grading.

Senior grades of all ages from Purple to brown belt and above require 48 attendances between grades.
Black belts are called Dan grades and require exceptional effort,dedication, commitment and loyalty and when ready to grade you will be invited.From 1st Kyu to 1st Dan a minimum of 1 year and 100 attendances in that year.

Black Belt Grading and Exam Forms

Grading Syllabus 

Gradings at our club are not compulsory, you can train only if you like, that’s fine by us. If you do participate in our gradings you need to accept that it is down to you to make sure you pass and are up to scratch with all your studying. Minimum attendances between grades must be adhered to, even if you are only one attendance short as this is a minimum attendance and most students take longer to reach the skill level. This includes all Tiny Tigers, Juniors and Seniors.
Any members missing from training for more than 3 months must retake their previous grade, including Black Belts.
All Black Belt candidates are to complete the Black Belt candidates’ written examination and must achieve 100% pass rate before their grading can take place. There will also be a section about what your ideas are about for your future progression if you pass Black Belt level.
If the club committee is happy with your results and future plans then you will be invited to apply and try out the practical examination for Black Belts.
If you are successful in passing your Dan grade practical examination you will receive our club Shodan-Ho certificate and black belt.
After 3 months of a further responsibility period you will awarded 1st Dan (Shodan) certification from our Governing Body and signed licence record book.

Download our Syllabuses

Pre-Arranged Block Spars

Kihon Kata

Heian Shodan

Heian Nidan

Heian Sandan

Heian Yondan

Heian Godan

Tekki Shodan

Bassai Dai







Bassai Sho

Tekki Nidan







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