Progression within our organisation

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.