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.
|Purple (one white stripe)
|Brown (one white stripe)
|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