Karate for Kids.....the grading.
The testing procedure for a new grade may be downloaded here in word doc. format.
Please download this often as changes may occur during the Christmas Holidays each year.
The document is laid out as simply as I can make it.
Juniors will be expected to perform a new sequence of kihon, a new kata, a new skill and a new question from the written test.
Most of this can be downloaded from this web site.
Many times I'm asked if a child is ready for a grade. Clearly they will need to perform the kihon and the kata related to the grade without any help. They also need to be hitting about 60% at least from the previous grading before trying for the next available grading.
My favorite rule is "take two gradings' a year, no more." Otherwise your just rushing through your grades. Even the most talented need to spend some time being a lower grade. One of my biggest bug bears in the martial arts is the notion of a 5 year old dan grade (meaning man grade!).....