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2019 Kyu Grading – First of Year
12 May @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Due to the number of students grading in the first kyu grading of 2019, we have changed the venue of the grading to The Grammar, rather than our usual venue of Heyes Lane School, due to space restriction.
Grading will start at 9:30 am instead of 10am. Please arrive at 9:15am to sign in.
Parents and friends are welcome to come along and support, however we do ask that all mobile phones are switched off or set to silent whilst the grading is in session.
White Belts (9th Kyu) will be asked to demonstrate the basic strikes, blocks, kicks and stances plus Kihon kata (1st kata). You will also be assessed on dojo etiquette, knowledge and effort. Students aged 11 and above will be expected to perform Kihon kata to a good standard. 8th Kyu Yellow belts and above will be asked to demonstrate all of the above as well as the advanced strikes, blocks and stances. You will also be measured on your grade kata. You will then be asked to kumite (spar). You will be assessed on your knowledge, respect, level of technique, good etiquette, effort and technical ability.
Important Note: Students 8th Kyu yellow belt and above must remember to bring their mitts and pads for kumite. It is also advisable for you to wear a gum shield and groin box, however these are not compulsory. All students must be wearing a karate gi (suit)