We teach a widely recognised Shotokan karate syllabus that follows the belt system. Each level or belt requires the demonstration of a specific syllabus in a grading examination. Gradings are held every term and you can purchase "The Shotokan Karate Bible" that covers each level.
The structure of the syllabus allows students to progress through the ranks at their own pace. Ungraded beginners wear a white belt. After about 3 months training, a grading exam can be taken. If passed, the student goes from 10th Kyu to 9th Kyu and wears an orange belt. This system continues all the way up to 1st Dan, black belt. Training consistently for about 3 to 4 years can lead to black belt qualification. For booking a black belt grading please see the black belt grading page
Belts are available for purchase through our online shop.
Please ensure that in addition to training in class, you have studied the syllabus in the Shotokan Karate Bible.
- Grading examinations are only open to Just Karate members.
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The grading will be conducted online. The grading spans 2 hours but sometime before the day of the grading you will be allocated a time slot within that 2 hours which is when your grading will take place.
Early booking price: £20.00
To qualify for the early booking fee, book in at least 10 days before the course starts.
No refunds for cancellations within 10 days of the lesson date. Just Karate reserves the right to cancel the course. In this case, the cost of the course will be refunded.
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