|Upcoming events ||
Seiwakai Seminar London. Fujiwara Hanshi Fri 19, Oct 2018, Seiwakai Seminar London. Fujiwara Hanshi Sat 20, Oct 2018, Seiwakai Seminar London. Fujiwara Hanshi Sun 21, Oct 2018, OKA half term activities camp Tue 23, Oct 2018, Half term activities camp & pizza night Wed 24, Oct 2018, OKA half term activities camp Thu 25, Oct 2018
YUKYUSHA means KYU GRADES
YUDANSHA means DAN GRADES
AKA OBI = RED BELT
SHIRO OBI = WHITE BELT
KIIRI OBI = YELLOW BELT
OREJI OBI = ORANGE BELT
MIDORI IRO OBI = GREEN BELT
AO OBI = BLUE BELT
MURASAKI OBI = PURPLE BELT
KOI CHAIRO OBI = DARK BROWN BELT
USU CHAIRO OBI = LIGHT BROWN BELT
KURO OBI = BLACK BELT
Two years after testing to 1st Dan you are eligible to test for 2nd Dan. After this test you then have a minimum requirement of years that equates to the grade you are about to test for, i.e. three years more to 3rd Dan, then 4 more years to 4th Dan etc. 1st Dan is 5000 yen, 2nd Dan 6000 yen and 3rd Dan 7000 yen. To test for a JKF Goju-Kai Dan grade you will need to have JKF membership. This is 5000 yen for 1st and 2nd Dan and for 3rd Dan.
Examinations are not based purely on attendance and neither are they based just on ability. Under normal circumstances, the test requirements require both. Some students will overtake others, but it is still three years minimum for those with extra ability. Shihan Paul has been teaching since 1975 and is one of the JKF Goju-Kai examiners for Europe, of which there are only three people. He is the second highest grade and examiner in Europe. Complaints from parents about their children not testing while others are will be asked not to interfere as their knowledge of Karate is of no consequence.
All Dan tests are held with an examining panel.