Grading / Assessment Dates 2020

Grading / Assessment Dates 2020

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

March 15th 2020

June 14th 2020

September 20th 2020

December 6th 2020

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 Roundwood Park Sports Centre AL5 3AE

The brown/red belt assessments take place every 3 months. Every brown/red belt is expected to attend and 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 steep 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 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 that 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 2020


Towcester Leisure Centre



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May 10th 2020

September 11th 2020

Happy New Year 2020

Grading December 2019

Grading December 2019 Harpenden
Thanks to all the black belts for their continued support.

Finishing Dates 2019

Grading December 2019

Remember its Grading tomorrow so no lessons.

Grading is at a new venue

Roundwood Park Sports Centre

Roundwood Park School

Roundwood Park

Harpenden AL5 3AE

Free Parking available on site, drive past main school and towards the back, sports centre is at the back.

There is a change to the normal times and procedures.

The Tiny Tiger grading will be in the main hall downstairs from 9.30-10.30am

Parents/Carers can stay there is a viewing gallery, however the gallery is open so we are assessing this situation going forward. We would ask that parents/carers don’t talk in the gallery or take pictures, this is so is doesn’t distract the students or instructors whilst grading takes place.

All other gradings will be in the Dance Studio upstairs their is no viewing available so we would ask the student is dropped off and collected. Please do not leave them until they have been signed in.

White – Red belts – 10.30 am – 11.30am

Yellow – Purple/White 11.30am – 12.30am

Brown – Brown/Red Belts 12.30am – 13.30am

Assessments 13.30 – 15.30 pm

Please be aware the gradings are one after another so if you could be considerate of other students grading and leave as soon as yours has finished taking any rubbish home. Please do not open your new belts at the grading.

Good Luck, see you then.