Interim gradings

Interim gradings

We’re introducing interim belt gradings. These take place in between formal belt gradings and are primarily for junior grades under 12.

You will be assessed on one or more of the core components for your next grade: kihon, kata and kumite. If successful, you will be awarded a Senshi Karate certificate acknowledging you are ready for your formal grading in that section. Also, you may wear one stripe on your existing belt as follows: grey stripe for kihon, blue stripe for kata, yellow & green for kumite.

This means you can see what progress you are making in preparation for your next formal grading. Interim gradings can take place informally, at any time, in any class.

Of course, it’s still up to you to pass your formal grading so even if you passed interim kihon, you’ll still have to pass kihon at your formal grading. At that point, we’ll sign your grading book and you’ll be formally awarded your next belt.

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