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What are Gradings?

Gradings are an assessment in which the students have the opportunity to earn their next belts.

The gradings are structured similarly to a normal class, and the students will cover all of the techniques that are listed under their next belt in their syllabus book.

At Kazen Kai, we hold gradings 6 times a year to give our students plenty of opportunity to progress through the Kazen Kai belt grading. Most students take every second grading, so progress 2 to 3 belts a year.

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How do I know if I am ready to grade?

Students will know they are ready to grade when their instructor has given them the white slip with clear instructions on how to book the grading.

Junior students can track their progress by looking at stamps they have achieved in their syllabus books.

If you are not sure, please ask your instructor.

In a grading...

What happens in a Grading?

What do I need to bring?

Licence and syllabus books with an up to date licence, these are used to record your grading.
The official Kazen Kai uniform and sparring equipment outlined below:

Syllabus & License Book


How do I book a Grading?

Go to the Kazen Kai online booking system that was previously used for booking weekly classes. Please refer to the QR code on your grading slip, or email if you need this link.


All bookings past the closing date are subject to a late fee and are not guaranteed a certificate and a belt. Late bookings need to be made by contacting the main office on 01277 262800. Main office hours are 9:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

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