Kids Grading info


Excelling at Grading.

Below is a copy of the things that we look for when grading the children. This is directly from the trainers manual. You can use this to help your child understand what grading is all about and prepare them to get the most out of the experience.

Gradings have to be a positive experience. The only failure is the student not trying their best and knowing it. In order to qualify for grading you need to have satisfied the attendance requirement and now have to qualify for the green tape on the belt. So once you have attendance up (2 black stripes for white to yellow, 3 black strips for yellow to green and 4 black stripes for green and above), the student will be awarded green tape based on their technical ability and class behaviour.

Grading Requirements Notes

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  1. Graham Parker on April 28, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Can I please see the grading sheet for white to yellow – superstars. Adam Parker has never been graded before but is keen to know what it involves . Some of the links on the site don’t seem to be working Thank you Adam is really enjoying his karate

    • Andy Dickinson on May 1, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      HI Graham,

      The grading for Adam will be very similar to what he does in class. He will be graded on what he knows and not what he does not know. At this stage all the children are nurtured through the grading. It is designed to be a fun and uplifting positive experience.

      I am keen to know which links are not working. If you could kindly send them through to that would be great.

      Kind Regards

      Andy DIckinson

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