Grading / Assessment Dates 2017

The following dates are for all grades including brown belts for whom assessments will be held on the same day as the gradings.

March 19th 2017

June 11th 2017

September 17th 2017

December 10th 2017

Black Belt Gradings

April 30th 2017

October 1st 2017


Times will be confirmed for each belt colour on the grading forms nearer the time.

We are sorry if these dates clash with any plans but we are unable to offer individual gradings.

The gradings will be held at Harpenden Leisure Centre, AL5 2HU.

License Application Form 2017

Please print out and complete this year’s licence application form and hand in to your instructor as soon as possible.

Licence Application 2017

Final Lessons 2016 / First Lessons 2017

Dear Students,

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to thank you all for training with Bushido Black Belt Academy.

As you know our training year is divided into 12 four-week periods, for which you pay 12 monthly payments on a set day each month. As there are 13 four-week periods in a year the dojos will be closed for four weeks over Christmas and New Year.

Below is a list of final lessons for 2016 and re-start dates for 2017.

Yours in Karate Do,

Brian Owen
MBKD UK Chief Instructor


 DOJO Final Lesson 2016 Re-start 2017
Abbots Langley
Tanners Wood Hall
Tuesday 6th December  Tuesday 10th January
Thomas Coram School
Tuesday 6th December Tuesday 10th January
Roundwood Park School
Thursday 8th December Thursday 12th January
Abbots Langley
Breakspeare School
Friday 9th December Friday 13th January
Pixmore Junior School
Friday 16th December Friday 13th January
Hemel Hempstead
Gadebridge Community Centre
Sunday 11th December Sunday 15th January
Roundwood Park Sports Centre
Sunday 11th December Sunday 15th January


Summer Training Times 2016

From Tuesday 26th July until Sunday 28th August Inclusive

Due to the school holidays and vacations please see amended schedule of training for the above dates:

Tuesday Abbots Langley
(Tanners Wood Hall)
All Grades inc. Tiny Tigers 5:00pm-6:00pm
Berkhamsted All Grades 7:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday Harpenden
(Roundwood Gym)
Tiny Tigers 5:30pm-6:15pm
All Grades 6:30pm-7:30pm
Friday Letchworth Tiny Tigers 5:30pm-6:15pm
All Grades 6:30pm-7:30pm
Abbots Langley
(Breakspeare School)
Tiny Tigers 4:30pm–5:15pm
All Grades 5:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday Hemel All Grades inc. Tiny Tigers 11:00am-12.00pm
(Roundwood Sports Centre)
All grades inc. Tiny Tigers 9:30am-10:30am

These changes will revert back to normal training schedule times as per the website following the summer break. If you are unable to train due to your normal class being amended please make up lessons at another dojo in our academy or catch up with extra lessons when summer training has finished.

Any questions please call me on 07737 034 354.

Visit the clubs pages for normal training times.

Have a lovely summer!! If you are away don’t forget to practice your kata.

Sensei Owen

12th June 2016 Grading – Road Closures

Please note that the St. Albans marathon takes place on the same day, so it may affect some of you travelling that way.

We booked the grading for this day to avoid it being the following week on Father’s Day – guess you can’t win.

Please allow extra time for your journey and parking because it will be very busy and some of the roads close.