Grading Rules

Very young students will have 3 red tags and then young students 3 black tags. These tags depends how good the students grades are. These apply until students are 14 years old.

9th Kyu – Beginners

8th Kyu – White belt

7th Kyu – Yellow

6th Kyu – Orange

5th Kyu – Green

4th Kyu – Purple

3rd Kyu – Brown

2nd Kyu – Brown

1st Kyu – Brown with white stripe

Black belts from 1st Dan to 10th Dan)

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Beginners must have at least 3 months training before any grade.

Juniors – Must try and attend kata courses in Ammanford and Letterston for future gradings

Seniors – Must attend much kata courses in many places as possible e.g. Ammanford, Cross Hands and Letterston before any future grading.

Disabilities – We will adapt to all needs for any grading, courses and competitions

All students must have a Licence for any gradings & competitions. Please ask Sensei Susy Soravia for the Higashi Licence form. These Licences must be renewed every year. No licence, no grading or courses.

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