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Grading procedure for Dragons & Juniors/Cadets

A simple, step-by-step guide to our grading system.

Whatever the grade or seniority of a student, there are always grey areas when it comes to knowing when and how to grade. Here is a simple and easy to understand walkthrough of the grading procedures for both our Little Dragons and our Junior/Cadets students.

But first of all,

Grading Policy
  • Gradings take place in the final calendar week of every month.
  • All students must be tested before being awarded a new belt
  • In order to be put forward for promotion, a student’s account must be up to date and their insurance paid.
  • Simply qualifying for a test does not guarantee a student a promotion
  • If an instructor determines that a student has insufficient knowledge of their curriculum, the instructor may defer the student’s test despite being qualified by numbers of black tags etc.
  • Our progression plan is based upon a student training twice a week. So students who train only once a week can expect to progress at half the rate of one who trains twice.

These criteria must be met before a student can be considered for testing.

Grading procedures; Little Dragons
  • A student earns 1 Black Tag for every lesson attended.
  • Little Dragons are awarded 2 Blue Tags each grading week for good behaviour.
  • To qualify for testing, a Little Dragon must have accumulated at least 5 Blue Tags & 16 Black Tags.
  • We would like to remind parents that both they and the instructor may remove Blue Tags to encourage good behaviour in the Dojo, at home and in school.
Grading Procedure; Juniors/Cadets
  • A student earns 1 Black Tag for every lesson attended.
  • To qualify for testing for Coloured Tags a Junior/Cadet must have accumulated at least 8 Black Tags.
  • To qualify for testing for a new belt, a Junior/Cadet must have tested for & been awarded all relevant Coloured Tags and have accumulated at least 8 Black Tags.
  • All students must be tested before being awarded a new belt or coloured tags.
  • Once a student has achieved a Coloured Tag, all Black Tags must be removed from the belt.
  • Note; once a Junior/Cadet has archived 1st Kyu, 16 Black Tags are required to qualify to test for Coloured Tags.

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