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Character   Sincerity   Effort   Etiquette   Self Control

We try to keep the syllabus simple and in-line with the Hombu Dojo (Head Karate Club) of Tony Christian. You will learn more than this in the course of your training, for example self-defence, sparring and a variety of other skills we might take and adapt from other styles, but here is the knowledge on which you will be tested.

 

There are different requirements for cadets (juniors) and adults, for obvious reasons. Clearly, on transferring from the cadet class to the adult class, once you become old enough, there will be some additional learning to go through before you attempt the next grade. However, you will transfer at the grade you held as a cadet.

 

Gradings will be held three times per year, with an annual Black Belt grading at the Hombu Dojo. Grading costs are mainly to cover the cost of the certificate and the belt, which are awarded to successful students on the day; however the cost will be sufficient to encourage students to expend enough effort to ensure that they pass. The gradings will be held at separate Saturday afternoon sessions, dates as agreed by the Black Belts at the start of each year

 

You must show commitment to your training, whatever the level of grade you are going for.

 

To find out more about what is likely to be required for each grade, click your next belt level to the right -->

If you feel there is anything that might be missing, or you want to know more, feel free to ask any senpai (higher belt) or one of the instructors (see The Team for more info).

9th Kyu 7th Kyu 8th Kyu 3rd Kyu 6th Kyu 5th Kyu Shodan 1st Kyu 2nd Kyu 4th Kyu

What you need to do to get to your Yellow Belt

What you need to do to get to your Red Belt

What you need to do to get to your Orange Belt

What you need to do to get to your Green Belt

What you need to do to get to your Blue Belt

What you need to do to get to your Purple Belt

What you need to do to get to your Brown Belt 1 Stripe

What you need to do to get to your Brown Belt 2 Stripes

What you need to do to get to your Brown Belt 3 Stripes

What you need to do to get to your Black Belt

Syllabus