Black Belt Dan Gradings

1st Dan (Shodan), 2nd Dan (Nidan) & 3rd Dan (Sandan)

Next Association General Grading

Hampton Academy
Hanworth Road, Hampton,
Middlesex TW12 3HB


Association Easter Course (TBC)


All Brown & Black belts will train from 9:30am to 3:30pm


The cost of the course plus
1st Dan: £100
2nd Dan: £200
3rd Dan: £300

Important Information

Please note that Black belt gradings take place twice a year during the Easter and Summer courses. In order to grade for black belt you will be required to attend and complete one of these course before the grading. It is advisable that anyone wanting to grade should attend one of these courses prior to the one they wish to grade on to have an idea of what is expected of them.

It is also important to remember that all students must request permission to grade in writing from our Chief Instructor, Shihan F. T. Perry.

Karate Licenses

You must hold a current UKSKO licence in order to grade. You will be covered by the Insurance should an accident occur during practice. Those students who have blue licence books should bring them to the grading. The licence ensures your grades will be nationally and internationally recognised.

Apply for and purchase A UKSKO licence