Grading Process
Grading Process
Gradings take place normally once every six months, with a day-training course between each grading. Please check the Blog for further information. The day will consist of warm-up and exercises, dojo drill, and specific practice and application of different form such as Ohyo, Kihon and Kata.

Towards the end of the day, students taking a grade will perform their syllabus in front of the grading Instructors and will be awarded with: a pass, a pass subject to improvement, or a fail. The student's karate licence and record of training will be stamped and signed by the Sensei to show the grade or course taken. 

Rank Designation
The belt illustrations below denote which level a student has attained at North East Wado Ryu. Click on a belt to see the syllabus requirements for passing the relevant grade. After completing the 1st Kyu grade, students will train towards attaining Black Belt (1st Dan level). There is an extensive test that must be passed to achieve 1st dan encompassing every element of the syllabus, along with assessements of a student's fitness, technical expertise, focus and fighting spirit.

9th Kyu

8th Kyu

7th Kyu

6th Kyu

5th Kyu

4th Kyu

3rd Kyu

2nd Kyu

1st Kyu