Grading / Assessment Dates 2019

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

  • Sunday March 24th 2019
  • Sunday June 23rd 2019
  • Sunday September 22nd 2019
  • Sunday December 8th 2019

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.

The brown/red belt assessments take place every 3 months. Every brown/red belt is expected to attend the dates have been given ahead of time to allow you to plan for these days.

The journey from brown belt to black belt can be a step learning curve and we want to be able to give the best opportunity to everyone to focus on their goal and train to keep fitness levels up and a chance to go over the current syllabus for the black belt.

It is not possible in lesson time to run through the whole syllabus and the assessments are a great opportunity to keep in touch with the basics and katas that need to be learnt. The assessments are of benefit to all brown/red belts and enables you to have an extended training session focusing purely on your level. Black belt excellence is kept in mind and in an environment that reflects the level of knowledge required in a pressured environment that you will be expected to strive for to reach black belt. The assessments will be free of charge and only those who are due to grade will have to pay the fee for the grading in the normal way.

Even brown/red belts that do not have enough stamps to be considered for grading are still expected to come so that we are able to assess their performance and give feedback on the areas that need more focus.

Black Belt Grading Dates

Towcester Leisure Centre, Springfields, Towcester, NN12 6UW

  • Sunday May 19th 2019
  • Sunday September 15th 2019

Final Lessons 2018 / First Lessons 2019

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 2017 and re-start dates for 2018.

Yours in Karate Do,

Brian Owen
MBKD UK Chief Instructor

 

DOJO Final Lesson 2018 Re-start 2018
Abbots Langley
Tanners Wood Hall
Tuesday 11th December Tuesday 15th January
Berkhamsted
Thomas Coram School
Tuesday 11th December Tuesday 15th January
Harpenden
Roundwood Park School
Thursday 13th December Thursday 24th January
Abbots Langley
Breakspeare School
Friday 14th December Friday 18th January
Letchworth
Pixmore Junior School
Friday 14th December Friday 18th January
Hemel Hempstead
Gadebridge Community Centre
Sunday 16th December Sunday 20th January
Harpenden
Roundwood Park Sports Centre
Sunday 16th December Sunday 20th January

 

Happy New Year 2019

Bring a Parent

For the w/c 10th December through to Sunday 16th 2018 (inclusive) we will be running a bring a parent/grandparent/uncle/aunt/carer to the lesson for free to join in for some fun and see what you do during your class.

They will need to complete a form to confirm any medical conditions and wear something comfortable (T-shirt/tracksuit)

This is for all lessons including tiny tigers 🐯

So join in and have a go!

A bit of fun after the grading before Christmas. The more the merrier.

Grading, Sunday 9th December 2018

Grading Sunday 9th December 2018
Tiny Tigers – 11.15am-12 Noon
Coloured Belts (incl Brown Belts) – 12.15pm-1.30pm

Assessments – All Brown/red and Brown/double red – 12.15-3pm

Car parking tickets available at swimming pool reception

Please no taking photos from the Gallery or videos

Karate Terminology

Some basic karate terminology we use a lot in the dojo.

Japanese to English and vice versa.

No Training at Berkhamsted, November 13th 2018

No training at Berkhamsted tonight 13th November 2018 as the school are using the hall all other classes as usual

 

MBKD Halloween Party 2018

Are you coming on Thursday? Text Brian to confirm on 07734 034354 👻

There will be a lesson for all grades at 7.30pm in the school gymnasium if you aren’t attending the party 😀

MBKD Halloween Party 2018 🎃

Let us know if you would like to come

Grading Harpenden September 23rd 2018