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Special Dan Grade Course
October 7 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
THE SYSTEM FOR REGISTERING FOR DAN GRADINGS HAS CHANGED – please see below
INSTRUCTORS : Sensei Billy Higgins (8th Dan), Sensei Frank Brennan (8th Dan) and Sensei Jim Brennan (8th Dan)
Training : 11.00am – 1.00pm
Grading for Sandan and above – 2.00pm onwards
TRAINING FEE : FREE
This free training course is for all KUGB Dan grades. 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 5/10.
Please pay the relevant grading fee to the following account :
Account Name – Karate Union of Great Britain
Account Number – 00254110
Sort Code – 30.15.52
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information :
Date of Birth
Grade taking (ie. 2nd Dan – Kata only)
KUGB Licence Number
Please ensure your KUGB licence is up-to-date.
4. Permission to grade
Your Instructor MUST complete the Permission box on your grading form.
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 email@example.com at least one month prior to the grading.
Permission to take 6th Dan must be requested in writing to the Technical Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
This course is not just for people taking their higher dan grades. Karateka of 1st Dan and above should be attending.