Grading / Rank Promotion

Martial Arts Grading Belt Rank Promotion

The martial arts journey to Black Belt is a process of mastering the basics and building lifelong character skills. However, having a Black Belt Attitude is the fundamental key component that keeps it all together. 


Martial Arts Students attendance requirements vary depending on the belt level.
White - Purple Belt -  minimum of 32 classes and 4 months between gradings.
➤ Purple/Black to Red/Black - minimum of 40 classes and 5 months between gradings. 
➤ Cho Dan Bo - minimum of 48 classes and 6 months between gradings. 
➤ Black Belt Dans - minimum of 1 year per Dan Grading at minimum 2 training sessions/wk

PLUS the 4 Skill Tips (Super Strikes, Terrific Kicks, Effective Self Defence, Traditional) and minimum of 1 each of the Life Skills Tips (Life Skills Master, Intensity, Black Belt Attitude).  NOTE:  Students can NOMINATE for grading, without the Life Skills Tips.  But they MUST have earnt them by the Grading Event.

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.


➤ If the student has earned all their required tips and attended the appropriate number of classes, they can register at the reception or online below.

➤ Grading fees are due, in cash, on the night.

➤ Registration Closes on the Monday before Grading.


  • Oxenford Grading - 27th Nov 2020
  • Mansfield Grading - 4th Dec 2020
  • Mansfield Grading Feb 2021
  • Oxenford  Grading March 2021
  • Mansfield Grading March 2021


No Forms, No Grading!  
Download the grading forms. (Links below)

1. Have the student, parent & school teacher complete the appropriate parts.

2. 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.


  • Orange Belts $60
  • Green Belts $60
  • Yellow Belts $60
  • Blue Belts $70 
  • Purple Belts $70
  • Red Belts $80 
  • Cho Dan Bo $150
  • Black Belt $315