Grading from to 1st Dan Kukkiwon – $260 (excluding belt and uniform)
Grading from to 1st Dan Tigers – $90 (excluding belt and uniform)

  • Extra costs
    • If board breaking is required – $2 per board
    • A student becoming a Black Belt should purchase (for presentation at the grading):
      •  a new uniform (from $110)
      • an embroidered Black belt ($60)

Guidelines (Budo South) for Grading though the Dan levels

Grading to 2nd Dan –

  • 1 year after grading to 1st Dan AND
  • Turning 14 years old (or greater) that year and having attended 75% or more of regular classes AND
  • Having attended 90% of all regular classes OR
  • Having competed for the club in 10 tournaments at a Black Belt level OR
  • Taking an active Instructor role within the club OR
  • Attaining a National or International Title or representing New Zealand either as an athlete or official

Grading to 3rd Dan –

  • 2 years after grading to 2nd Dan AND
  • Turning 17 years old (or greater) that year and having attended 75% or more of regular classes AND
  • Having attended 90% of all regular classes (over the previous 2 years) and taking an active Instructor role within the club OR 
  • Attaining a National Championship OR
  • Attaining a International Title OR
  • Attained National Referees qualifications and attended 6 tournaments as a Referee/Judge OR
  • Representing New Zealand either as an athlete or official

Grading to 4th Dan –

  • 3 years after grading to 3rd Dan AND
  • Turning 21 years old (or greater) that year and having attended 75% or more of regular classes AND
  • Having attended 90% of all regular classes (over the previous 3 years) and taking an active Instructor role within the club OR
  • Attaining a National Championship or International Title or representing New Zealand either as an athlete or official OR
  • Holding a Grade 1 TNZ Referees certificate or OTU Grade 1 Poomsae Referee/Judges certificate and wishing to apply to attend a WTF International Referees/Judges course