GradingsIn order to motivate students and to track progress we use the belt system, with ten coloured belts leading up to Black Belt.
Participation in gradings is by invitation only and is based on attendance, attitude and having attained the required knowledge and skill proficiency.
Gradings are held every 4 months and usually take place on a Sunday. Children and adults are graded separately. Students are tested on their ability to perform the drills taught during lessons, as well as being monitored using those skills in controlled sparring.
Each grading lasts between 1 and 2 hours, depending on age and ability.
Students who pass the grading are awarded a belt and a certificate of recognition from the British Combat Association.
The coloured belts are called Kyus and the black belts are called Dans.
10th Kyu Red Belt
9th Kyu Yellow Belt
8th Kyu Orange Belt
7th Kyu Green Belt
6th Kyu Blue Belt
5th Kyu Purple Belt
4th Kyu 2nd Purple Belt
3rd Kyu 1st Brown Belt
2nd Kyu 2nd Brown Belt
1st Kyu 3rd Brown Belt