Martial Arts Gradings

Martial Arts Gradings help you stay focused! In our busy day to day life it can be hard to see regular and obvious improvements. Working out at the gym, doing laps or regular jogging are all great, but who is there to challenge you? When are you asked to go a little harder, push a little further, Northstar Gradings do just that.

Are you going for grading?

As trainers we ask the question; Are you going for grading? If not why not? Don’t just work out, go the extra distance and be rewarded when you achieve a result. You may work hard and gain more money, a better car, a bigger house, more responsibility, less time with the family. Northstar enables you to have some time for you AND keeps you motivated to stay in shape as you achieve small regular goals.

Great results from grading.

The great part of going for martial arts gradings is that it  gives you a better and more alert state of mind, you feel better and healthier because you are fitter, so you perform better and are able to ‘go the extra distance’ in all you take on. Going for grading takes you the ‘extra distance’. It moves you past the mediocre and onto excellence, and you pass a lot of people on the way!!

 A Black Belt is a White Belt that never Quits

As you progress through the belts you will become fitter, stronger and in control. After 3 months training you will be well past the ‘yellow belt’. At the end of 12 months you will be well on the way to BLUE BELT and that is awesome

The following is a basic format for your grading requirements.

Belt Min No Months Min No Classes
White to Yellow belt 6-8 weeks 10
Yellow belt to green tip 2 months 15
Green tip to Green 3 months 20
Green to Blue tip 3 months 20
Blue tip to Blue 3 months 20
Blue to Brown tip 3 months 20
Brown tip to Brown 3 months 20
Brown to Red Tip 3 months 40
Red Tip to Red 3 months 40
Red to Black 3 months 40

It takes a minimum of 2 years from white to black and grading can be at the discretion of the Principal and/or Chief Instructor.

  • Minimum time between 1st and 2nd Dan is 2 years.
  • Minimum time between 2nd and 3rd Dan is 3 years.
  • Minimum time between 3rd and 4th Dan is 4 years

– Andy Dickinson-

Northstar Ju Jitsu

Northstar Ju Jitsu is also taught by senior Black Belts at their own studios'.

These are independently run from the Headquarters .Andy Dickinson Sensei is the head of and founder of Northstar Ju Jitsu and oversees the teaching of his program.

All Black Belts are graded by Andy Dickinson Sensei.