Grading occurs every 4 months-ish in various locations under the 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. The instructor gives permission to grade; 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 2023

Kyu (coloured belts) Grading, IBM Hursley.

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

  • Sunday 26th March – grading examiners Trevor Byrne sensei and Eddie Broome sensei