Grading

karate-belts

Colour belt grading is conducted approximately 3 times a year. Students who are deemed to have attained the required level of proficiency by their Senseis will be encouraged to test. Once brown belt has been attained there is a requirement to train for at least 1 year before applying for black belt testing as well as an obligation to attend at least one of the 2 black belt/brown belt workshops held each year.

BELT LEVEL REQUIREMENTS (in addition to the mandatory basic katas and kumite)
Belt LevelKata
OrangePinan Nidan
GreenPinan Sandan
BluePinan Shodan
BrownPinan Yondan
ShodanBassai-Dai
Sanchin, Pinan Godan, Jitte, Jiin, Jion
NidanBassai-Dai, Seiinchin
Matsumorarohai, Itosurohai-Shodan, Naifanchin-Shodan, Tensho Kusanku-Dai
SandanBassai-Dai, Seiinchin
Wankan, Kusanku-Sho, Bassai-Sho, Naifanchin-Nidan, Itosurohai-Nidan, Saifa
YondanBassai-Dai, Seiinchin
Shiho-Koshokun, Chinte, Niseishi Naifanchin-Sandan, Seishan
GodanBassai-Dai, Seiinchin
Wanshu, Goju-Shiho, Chinto Sochin, Seipai