There are no specific timescales to follow for grading but as a rule, at least 24 lessons between each examination will enable the average student to reach 5th Kyu green belt. This equates to 2 lessons a week for 3 months, or 1 lesson a week for 6 months. To obtain higher grades, the number of lessons and time between each grading will obviously increase.
Belt System in the Yid-Ga-Ling:
9th Kyu: White Belt, Red Stripe
8th Kyu: White Belt, Black Stripe
7th Kyu: Yellow Belt 6th Kyu: Orange Belt
5th Kyu: Green Belt
4th Kyu: Blue Belt
3rd Kyu: Purple Belt
2nd Kyu: Brown Belt
1st Kyu: Brown Belt, Black Stripe
Followed by the coveted: 1st Dan Black Belt
Every person is designed in a different way so some students may progress a little faster than others, but, as previously mentioned, any Martial Art needs many years of constant dedication to master fully. Remember, PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. A copy of the grading syllabus is available from the club Secretary, as well as karate Gi and all Martial Arts Equipment, club badges, magazines, books etc.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.