Grading takes place every 4 months in Glastonbury under chief instructor of the JKAE sensei Ohta, 7th Dan or with other high grade members of the JKAE Technical Committee . To achieve the various coloured belts leading to the black belt level, eligibility to grade is based upon a student training twice a week. Permission to grade being given by the instructor, and three months must have lapsed between grading. ohta-sensei

Kyu- Belt Colour
9th Orange
8th Red
7th Yellow
6th Green
5th Purple
4th Purple (one white stripe)
3rd Brown
2nd Brown (one white stripe)
1st Brown (two white stripes)

Grading dates 2018

Kyu (coloured belts) Grading, St. Dunstan’s School, Glastonbury.

Training times; 10.30am – 12.00am brown and black belts, 12.00am – 1.00pm coloured belts – Grading follows the training

  • Sunday 18th March – grading examiner Sensei Otha
  • Sunday 15th July – grading examiner Sensei Ohta
  • Sunday 11th 0r 18th November (to be confirmed) – grading examiner Sensei Glyn Morgan and Sensei Spiros