Grading through our Martial Arts

Grading Dates for 2019

Taekwondo

  • 6th April 2019  – start time 1PM
  • 24th August 2019  – start time 1PM
  • 15th December 2019 – start time 10AM

Haidong Gumdo

  • 4th May 2019 – start time 10AM
  • 17th August 2019 – start time 10AM
  • 14th December 2019 – start time 10AM

Hapkido

  • 7th April 2019 – start time 1PM
  • 24th August, 2019 – start time 1PM
  • 14th December 2019 – start time 2PM

Budo South Martial Arts Self Defence 

  • By appointment only – organised by the Instructor

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 

  • By appointment only – organised by the Instructor

There are certain things that must be achieved before grading – of which each student is well aware. It is the student’s path (Do); not the parents or teachers. If the student chooses to disrespect their martial art journey through their own ignorance, then they certainly are not ready to grade to the next level.
Attendance at a grading is something that is earnt. Each student is invited to Grading Day by the Instructor, but not every student. Attendance is not a right. It is gained by showing growth in Spirit, Mind & Body, in each and every training session.

  • Spirit – your morals 
    • Loyalty (to a group, nation etc),
    • Filial piety (respect for parents, teachers etc),
    • Propriety (keeping to the rules of the local society),
    • Justice (doing what is right)
  • Mind – your actions towards yourself and others
    • Courage (never receding),
    • Judgment (knowing oneself),
    • Respect (for yourself and others),
    • Temperance (suppressing greed)
  • Body – your physical nature
    • Power (correct posture),
    • Speed (agile movements),
    • Balance (stable stances),
    • Energy (continuous effort)

Students are invited to attend Grading day
No invitation, no grading
It is not a matter of time spent at the training hall
It is not about “doing it well on grading day” 
Your instructor is always watching you.


No student can grade if they have any fees outstanding


Costs – Grading Fees 

Note: grading fees vary due to martial art undertaken

Taekwondo

  • Grading to a Junior Colour Belt – $40,
  • Grading to a Senior Colour Belt – $60
  • Grading to a Junior Black Belt – $160
  • Grading to Kukkiwon 1st Dan – $260 (plus uniform and belt – $420)

***  Link- extra conditions of advancement through the Taekwondo Poom/Dan rankings in our club

Haidong Gumdo

  • Grading Grade 7 to Grade 2 – $80
  • Grading to a Cho Dan Bo – $170
  • Grading to 1st Dan – $650 – included is the cost of an embroidered belt and new uniform

Hapkido

  • Grading to a Colour Belt – $50

Budo South Martial Arts Self Defence

  • By appointment – $70

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • By appointment – $70