GRADING / RANK PROMOTION

GRADINGS

The martial arts journey to Black Belt is a process of mastering the basics and building lifelong character skills. However, having a Black Belt Attitude is the fundamental key component that keeps it all together. 
 

GRADING REQUIREMENT

Martial Arts Students attendance requirements vary depending on the belt level.

CLASSES & TIME FRAME REQUIREMENTS:

White – Purple Belt –  minimum of 32 classes and 4 months between gradings.

➤ Purple/Black to Red/Black – minimum of 40 classes and 5 months between gradings. 

➤ Cho Dan Bo – minimum of 48 classes and 6 months between gradings. 

Black Belt Dans – minimum of 1 year per Dan Grading at minimum 2 training sessions/wk

TIP REQUIREMENTS:

4 Skill Tips (Super Strikes, Terrific Kicks, Effective Self Defence, Traditional)
Minimum of 1 each of the Life Skills Tips (Life Skills Master, Intensity, Black Belt Attitude).  

NOTE:  Students can NOMINATE for grading, without the Life Skills Tips.  But they MUST have earnt them by the Grading Event.

How to Earn the Black Belt Attitude Tip:  
This is awarded by parents if under 17 years, or self awarded if 17+. 

To earn this tip a Black Belt Story MUST be submitted. CLICK HERE to access the form for the Black Belt Attitude tip. Black Belt Stories can also be submitted in person at the club reception.

Students MUST have at least 1, but can earn multiple, Black Belt Tips between gradings.

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IMPORTANT POINTS
TO REMEMBER

➤ If the student has earned all their required tips and attended the appropriate number of classes, they can register at the reception or online below.

➤ Grading fees are due, in cash, on the night.

➤ Registration Closes on the Monday before Grading.

NEXT GRADING DATES
GRADING FEES

Fees are due in cash on the night when you register at reception

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GRADING BLACK BELT ATTITUDE FORMS

No Forms, No Grading!  
Download the grading forms. (Links below)

1. Have the student, parent & school teacher complete the appropriate parts.

2. On the chores schedule – we are not really concerned with the exact jobs – you are welcome to change them to suit that child.  What we are looking for is the student to take responsibility in reaching their own goals. No goal is achieved without putting in action, and the actions they need to put in are listed on the Grading Forms.

NOTE:  if the form is full of ticks – we know that isn’t true as no child is perfect. What we are looking for is that where they have failed or not met the requirement for that day – that they next day they have put in the effort and improved.

Ages 4 – 10     Grading Black Belt Attitude Forms- 4 – 10yrs
Ages 11 – 15    Grading Black Belt Attitude Forms 11-15yrs