Gradings

HENFIELD SPORT CENTRE

The King’s Field, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9QB.

 

SATURDAY 20TH APRIL 2024
Lesson: All grades 12.30pm
Karate: Grading:  1.30pm
Kickboxing grading: All grades 3.30pm
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SATURDAY 13TH JULY 2024
Lesson: All grades 12.30pm
Karate: Grading:  1.30pm
Kickboxing grading: All grades 3.30pm
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SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2024
Lesson: All grades 12.30pm
Karate: Grading:  1.30pm
Kickboxing grading: All grades 3.30pm
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SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2024
Lesson: All grades 12.30pm
Karate: Grading:  1.30pm
Kickboxing grading: All grades 3.30pm
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SATURDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2025
Lesson: All grades 12.30pm
Karate: Grading:  1.30pm
Kickboxing grading: All grades 3.30pm
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SATURDAY  April 2025
Lesson: All grades 12.30pm
Karate: Grading:  1.30pm
Kickboxing grading: All grades 3.30pm
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ST JOHNS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Cunningham Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9EW.

SUNDAY 21ST APRIL 2024
Lesson: For White and Red Belts 9am,
Grading: White to Red Belt, Red to Yellow Belt 10am
Lesson: Yellow belts and Above 11.30am,
Grading at 12.30pm 
Kickboxing: all grades 2.30pm
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SUNDAY 14TH JULY 2024
Lesson: For White and Red Belts 9am,
Grading: White to Red Belt, Red to Yellow Belt 10am
Lesson: Yellow belts and Above 11.30am,
Grading at 12.30pm 
Kickboxing: all grades 2.30pm
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SUNDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2024
Lesson: For White and Red Belts 9am,
Grading: White to Red Belt, Red to Yellow Belt 10am
Lesson: Yellow belts and Above 11.30am,
Grading at 12.30pm 
Kickboxing: all grades 2.30pm
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SUNDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2024
Lesson: For White and Red Belts 9am,
Grading: White to Red Belt, Red to Yellow Belt 10am
Lesson: Yellow belts and Above 11.30am,
Grading at 12.30pm 
Kickboxing: all grades 2.30pm
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SUNDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 2025
Lesson: For White and Red Belts 9am,
Grading: White to Red Belt, Red to Yellow Belt 10am
Lesson: Yellow belts and Above 11.30am,
Grading at 12.30pm 
Kickboxing: all grades 2.30pm
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SUNDAY APRIL 2025
Lesson: For White and Red Belts 9am,
Grading: White to Red Belt, Red to Yellow Belt 10am
Lesson: Yellow belts and Above 11.30am,
Grading at 12.30pm 
Kickboxing: all grades 2.30pm
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DEAN’S LEISURE CENTRE

Falmer Road Rottingdean Brighton East Sussex BN2 7FR


SUNDAY TBA 2023
Karate: Black Belt grading 12:30pm
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SUNDAY TBA 2023
Karate: 11:45am
Kickboxing: 2:00pm
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SUNDAY TBA 2024
Karate: 11:45am
Kickboxing: 2:00pm
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HENFIELD SPORT CENTRE

The King’s Field, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9QB.


SATURDAY 4TH MARCH 2023
Karate Black belts only 11:00Am -1:00pm

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SATURDAY 6TH MAY 2023
Karate Black belts only 11:00Am -1:00pm

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SATURDAY 1ST JULY 2023
Karate Black belts only 11:00Am -1:00pm

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SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER  2023
Karate Black belts only 11:00Am -1:00pm

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SATURDAY 4TH  NOVEMBER 2023
Karate Black belts only 11:00Am -1:00pm

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BRIGHTON

 

 


SATURDAY 2023
TBABlack belts only Start TBA
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SATURDAY 2023
TBABlack belts only Start TBA
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SATURDAY 2023
TBABlack belts only Start TBA
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A minimum waiting period between gradings 

Based on the expectation that students attend at least two training sessions per week, we schedule gradings every two months. If a student is unable to attend a scheduled grading, they have the option to participate in a grading session at any of our other venues. It is important to bring your membership card with current insurance information to the grading. For beginners, a welcome pack, including the membership and grading book, will be sent by post

Karate

  •    Karate students must wear a clean, pressed white uniform (GI) with badges on the left side of the breast.
  •    For Red Belt (11 kyu) grading, membership and insurance must be current.
  •    Orange Stripe Belt (8th kyu) candidates need their own sparring kit. Lack of equipment may affect the pass mark.
  •    Black Belt (1st dan) candidates require a heavyweight uniform (gi). No jewelry is allowed during grading.

Kickboxing

  •    Students must wear the SAMA Kickboxing uniform.
  •    Red Belt candidates need wraps; Orange Belt candidates should have their own 16oz gloves.
  •    It’s beneficial to acquire personal equipment like skipping ropes and bag gloves for more efficient training.
  •    Gradings are allowed only after sufficient time and with 3 black stripes on the belt. Instructors will notify students eligible for   grading.
  •    Black Belt candidates must exhibit proper respect and manners. The minimum waiting period is 6 months, with the final   decision made after passing a pre-grade (mock) exam.

Pre-Grade Karate Class

  •    On grading day, we offer a special pre-grade class for children, scheduled to take place one hour before the grading begins.
  •    This class is specifically designed for students who have achieved 3 black stripes or are nearing their grading milestone.
  •    The focus of this class is to provide a comprehensive refresher, concentrating on key areas such as breathing techniques, strength enhancement, focus sharpening, and boosting confidence.
  •    Please remember, grading sessions need to be pre-booked online to ensure a well-organized and efficient grading process.

These guidelines ensure students understand the expectations and requirements for progressing through the grades in both karate and kickboxing at SAMA.Head of Sama Southeast Area

 

TIMES BETWEEN GRADES

The times displayed below are the minimum length of time you must train for before trying for the grade, with a minimum attendance of two lessons per week.

11th KYU
2 Months
10th KYU
2 Months
9th KYU
2 Months
8th KYU
2 Months
7th KYU
2 Months
6th KYU
4 Months
5th KYU
4 Months
4th KYU
4 Months
3rd KYU
4 Months
2nd KYU
4 Months
1st KYU
6 Months
1st Dan
6 Months
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