Click on a belt for each grades techniques
We hold karate gradings at regular 3 month intervals. This gives students the best chance possible to practice and work through their grades and earn different coloured belts. In karate gradings we test fitness, stamina, technique and knowledge of all aspects of Kyokushin karate.
Junior Karate Gradings
Our junior students grade separately and get the chance to gain special awards for effort and knowledge. This gives them that extra little incentive to train harder.
A silver award is given to a students who stands out or has shown something special. This is shown on their grading certificate and also a silver stripe that is sown onto their belt.
A gold award is very rare and only given to students who have displayed something very special. This award is only given out for exceptional reasons.
**All junior students follow this syllabus until the age of 12, they then follow the adult syllabus, this is exactly the same but not split into advanced and non advanced**
Brown / Black Belt Karate Gradings
Our brown and black belts grade separately every 6 months. These karate gradings are longer, tougher and have a set number of full contact fights for each grade at the end just to push the student that little bit more. For our black belts there is also a mandatory wood break.
Students will not be allowed to grade for their Dan (Black Belt) grade until the age of 14. An exception to this is students that have taken part in 2 or more junior Knockdown competitions, they would then be eligible at the age of 12.
A 2nd Dan grade requires a minimum age of 16 years, and finally a 3rd Dan grade requires a minimum age of 18.