Grading System

Like most martial arts Karate uses a belt system to represent a students rank, here is a guide to show the belts we use and the minimum training requirements to achieve each belt. Gradings are held every 3 months and students that have trained and reached the required level will have the opportunity to grade to the next level.

GradeBelt ColourMinimum Training Time
8th Kyu (Red Belt)Red Belt3 months regular training
7th Kyu (Yellow Belt)Yellow Belt3 months regular training from red belt
6th Kyu (Orange Belt)Orange Belt3 months regular training from yellow belt
5th Kyu (Green Belt)Green Belt3 months regular training from orange belt
4th Kyu (Blue Belt)Blue Belt3 months regular training from green belt
3rd Kyu (Purple Belt)Purple Belt3 months regular training from blue belt
2nd Kyu (Brown Belt)Brown Belt3 months regular training from purple belt
1st Kyu (Brown Belt Gold Tag)Brown Belt - Gold Tag3 months regular training from brown belt
1st Dan (Black Belt)blackbelt12 months regular training from gold tag
2nd Dan (Black Belt)blackbelt3 years regular training from 1st Dan
3rd Dan (Black Belt)blackbelt3 years regular training from 2nd Dan
4th Dan (Black Belt)blackbelt4 years regular training from 3rd Dan

From 4th Dan 1 year of regular training is added at each level so 5 years for 5th Dan, 6 years for 6th Dan and so on.