- This event has passed.
Special Dan Grade Course
April 16, 2023 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
THE SYSTEM FOR REGISTERING FOR DAN GRADINGS HAS CHANGED – please seebelow
INSTRUCTORS : Sensei Billy Higgins (8th Dan), Sensei Frank Brennan (8th Dan) and Sensei Garry Harford (8th Dan)
Training : 11.00am – 1.00pm
Grading for Sandan and above – 2.00pm onwards
TRAINING FEE : FREE
This free training course is for KUGB Dan grades only. The grading is for those taking Sandan and above.
To Register, please complete the following steps
1. Download Grading Form
Please follow the link below to download form.
Please complete and remember to attach a passport-sized photo to your form and bring the form with you to the grading.
Forms and licence book must be presented at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the grading.
Registration must be completed by Thursday 13th April.
Please pay the relevant grading fee to the following account :
Account Name – Karate Union of Great Britain (Northern Region)
Account Number – 85516483
Sort Code – 090127
Reference : surname & date of grading (ie. Naylor19/2)
GRADING FEES :
3rd Dan – £90
4th Dan – £100
5th Dan – £110
6th Dan – Free
Re-take (Kata or Kumite only):
3rd Dan – £70
4th Dan – £75
5th Dan – £80
6th Dan – Free
The above fees include a KUGB Dan-grade certificate and registration for successful candidates. Certificates will be sent by post.
3. Email Regional Officer
Please email email@example.com with the following information :
Date of Birth
Grade taking (ie. 3rd Dan – Kata only)
KUGB Licence Number
Please ensure your KUGB licence is up-to-date.
4. Permission to grade
Your Instructor MUST complete the form on kugb.me in the box marked ‘Instructors.’
5. Other Information
All those training and grading must bring their current KUGB licence.
Gumshields and KUGB-approved white hand-mitts are compulsory for Jiyu Kumite.
For 5th Dan and above
Those taking 5th Dan and above must have provided a CV and typed thesis of 1500-2000 words on any aspect of Karate-Do to the Secretary of the Technical Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org at least one month prior to the grading.
Permission to take 6th Dan must be requested in writing to the Technical Committee at email@example.com who will advise the candidate on how to proceed. Candidates must also provide a Karate CV and typed thesis of 2000 words on any aspect of Karate-Do at least one month prior to the grading.
Those who fail a Dan-grading may re-take their grading at the next Special Dan Course.
1st Dan – £70, 2nd Dan – £80
Re-take (Kata or Kumite only): 1st Dan – £60, 2nd Dan – £65
The above fees include a KUGB Dan-grade certificate and registration for successful candidates. Certificates will be sent by post. Fees can be paid online when registering, or via online banking to the KUGB bank account (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details).
Those who fail a Dan-grading must wait a minimum of three months before a re-take, except when the Examiner specifically states otherwise. In such cases, the required period will be noted on the candidates grading form, and this must be retained by the candidate and produced at the re-take.
This course is not just for people taking their dan grade. Karateka of 1st Dan and above should be attending.