Shugyou Shotokan Karate Do

Halifax only club to be affiliated to the British Shotokan Kyogi, JSKA Great Britain and Amateur Martial Association

​9th to 7th Kyu grading Sunday 20th March 2016

Grading Tests

Karate belts are used to indicate a student’s graded level.(see grading tab for levels)

Improved karate technique and a deeper knowledge and understanding of the 3 elements of Kihon (basics), Kata (form) and Kumite (sparring) must be demonstrated before the next karate level can be awarded.

To advance to a new karate level, the karate belt holder must undertake a formal test called a karate grading examination. These tests vary depending on the karate level being tested.

 - Minimum time elapsed from last karate grading

 - Consistent training

 - Proficient karate technique

 - Demonstrated progress

 - Approval or recommendation of Instructor(s)

Shugyou follow the grading syllabus of the British Shotokan Kyogi International

To many students Grading day has mixed emotions, firstly the butterflies in the stomach, mixed with the excitement of doing well and reaching their next target on their karate journey.