The ultimate aim of the art of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the characters of its participants
A simplified grading syllabus exists to encourage young children to progress with their training in karate.
Based on the traditional ‘Shotokan’ Kyu grade system of nine Kyu grades from beginner to Shodan (1st Dan black belt)
Junior or Cadet Black Belt grades may be awarded to student under the age of 16 years using the association Cadet Grading Syllabus
Dan Grades are awarded to students aged over 16 in accordance with syllabus requirements
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