GRADINGS

A grading is an examination performed in front of a selection of highly trained and experienced Karate practitioners. This exam consists of demonstrating the following disciplines:
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Kihon - Karate exercises practised solo to enhance structure and technique​
Kata - choreographed sequence of moves to learn coordination and enhance memory​
Kumite - controlled and instructed sparring which increases in complexity and becomes freestyle​
Bunkai - the application of Karate techniques, combinations and sequences on an opponent​
Padwork - the application of Karate techniques and combinations on padded mits and shields​
Tegumi - Japanese wrestling, presented and demonstrated on a compliant opponent
Live Drills - Drills practised repeatedly on a non-compliant partner

The complexity of the examination is determined by the belt the student is attempting; the higher the grade, the harder the exam. Every syllabus includes a series of questions students will be asked at an exam, these questions increase in difficulty based on the belt they are attempting.

To help practise and study the system, students are provided with the entire syllabus for all belts from white belt (10th Kyu) to 4th degree black belt (4th Dan).
 
Simply click on the file below and navigate through to find the syllabus relevant to the student's belt and the belt being attempted. For example, if the student is a yellow belt attempting green belt, look for the green belt syllabus.
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IN-CLASS EXAMINATION
White belt - Purple belt
(11th Kyu - 2nd Kyu)

FREE

FREE belt and certificate on completion of examination

ORGANISED GRADINGS
Brown belt - 4th Degree Black Belt
(1st Kyu - 4th Dan)

£50 each

Grading fees include pre-grading course, examination featuring special guest examiner, belt and certificate on completion.

Add £15 for large certificate

GRADING SYLLABUS

SOMERSET APPLIED KARATE - GRADING SYLLABUS 2022