As students progress through their karate and learn new skills, they are asked to attend a Grading. Gradings are a special class where an instructor assesses a student's new skills, and is the process by which students can attain another belt.
Only once a student meets a set criterion and pass are they awarded a new grade. Students invited to attend a grading should consider it a privilege and not an automatic right. Moreover, the privilege to participate in a grading, at any level, is earned through regular attendance, dedication to training, and correct attitude.
The final decision as to whether a student is permitted to grade or not rests with the instructor.
The Brisbane Dojo Gradings
The Brisbane Dojo gradings are held every 3 months or 4 times a year. They occur roughly the same time each year, normally around March, June, September and December. Thus giving students plenty of opportunity to progress through the ranks.
The Brisbane Dojo is affiliated with IKO (International Karate Organisation) KyokushinKai and all grades awarded to students are recognised by IKO Japan.