Junior Grading System

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KATA ~ Excellent help for
Pinan Katas and Kushanku

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Junior Yellow Belt
Junior Orange Belt
Junior Green Belt
Junior Blue Belt
Junior Purple Belt
Junior Brown Belt
Orange Tag
Yellow Tag
Green Tag
Blue Tag
Purple Tag
1st Black Tag
The junior system is devised to encourage youngsters without the pressure of formal gradings.
Children gain new belts by showing good attendance and effort in the class
The "TAG" system means youngsters keep their first Brown Belt and sit formal KYU Gradings similar to the adults.
Each senior grade is recognised by a coloured tag.
Senior Grading System
Syllabus for all Gradings
and Dan Grade Syllabus

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When a student reaches 1st Kyu (3rd Brown) they require to have 20 "stamps" in their license to be eligible to sit their 1st Dan Black Belt.
These are gained by competing in fighting and/or kata competitions.
Pinan Nidan
Pinan Shodan
Pinan Sandan
Pinan Yodan
Pinan Godan