The journey to Black Belt is a process of mastering the basics and building life-long character skills. However, having a Black Belt Attitude is the fundamental key component the keeps it all together. Martial Arts Students MUST attend a minimum of 32 classes and 4 months between gradings, Little Ninja and Little Samurai Students MUST attend a minimum of 16 classes and 2 months between gradings. PLUS students must have earned the correct set of “tips” – 8 for Little Ninja’s/Samurai’s and 4 for Martial Arts.
During this period of isolation, we will be holding gradings online via Zoom, just like our classes. There will be a set time for each belt level to grade and the meeting ID will be shared with you upon registration. You are welcome to share the Meeting ID with family and friends, so they can attend and watch the grading live.
Grading Fees are due on registration, via the checkout in your Spark Member App or follow this link
Registration closes on Wednesday before the grading.
No Forms, No Grading. Download the grading forms. Have the student, parent & school teacher complete the appropriate parts (we understand if you are unable to access their school teacher during isolation). On the chores schedule – we are not really concerned with the exact jobs – you are welcome to change them to suit that child. What we are looking for is the student to take responsibility in reaching their own goals. No goal is achieved without putting in action and the actions they need to put in are listed on the Grading Forms. NOTE: if the form is full of ticks – we know that isn’t true as no child is perfect. What we are looking for is that where they have failed or not met the requirement for that day – that they next day they have put in the effort and improved.