To all TASK students 1st Kyu and above.

Notification of changes to and reminder of the requirements for Dan grading.

 

Grading students to Black Belt is a big responsibility. Grading for Black Belt is not only a physical test part of the examination concerns “character and attitude” and with students from clubs other than Honbu it is not possible to make an honest appraisal without seeing them on a regular basis.

In order to maintain and improve standards of technique and competance and prepare for Dan grade examinations, all TASK students of 1st Kyu and above must train at the Flitwick Honbu a minimum of once a month on Mondays as from 7th January 2019.

Note: 
Training times, Mondays and Thursdays at Flitwick are:

Juniors 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Seniors 7.00pm – 8.15pm.

Students wishing to grade to Shodan & above should:-

  1. Seek approval from their club instructor. Including selection of Tokui Kata.
  2. If permission is granted Shihan should then be consulted for his approval.

Black belt Grading requirements

These requirements and conditions will apply to the black belt grading on 6th April 2019 and thereafter.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they meet these requirements before seeking approval to grade. If unsure, consult your Sensei (club instructor).

Students wishing to grade to Shodan or above should train at the Honbu: 

  1. A minimum of once a month in the 6 months leading up to the grading
  2. if possible in the 3 months leading up to to grading
  3. it is the student’s responsibility to ensure their licences are stamped / marked up by the Flitwick club secretary with the dates of attendance at the Honbu
  4. meet the following minimum criteria:- 

Junior 

Junior Intermediate Shodan

Grade requirement:

Age: Minimum 13 years.
1st Kyu minimum 1 year
Minimum of 70 lessons since last grading.

 

Junior Shodan

Grade requirement:

Age: Minimum 14 years
Intermediate Junior Shodan minimum 1 year
Minimum of 70 lessons since last grading.

Senior

Senior Intermediate Shodan:-

Grade requirement:-

Age: minimum 15 years
1st Kyu minimum of 1 year
Intermediate of junior Shodan 1 year
Minimum of 70 lessons since last grading.

 

Senior Shodan:-

Grade requirement:

Age:- minimum 16 years
Intermediate senior Shodan minimum 1 year
Full Junior Shodan
Minimum of 70 lessons since last grading.

 

Nidan and above available from club instructors.

If you are unsure about any of hte above speak to your club instructor.