The black belt register is a list of succesful Dan grade students who have continued their life long study of Shotokan Karate-do.
Dansha who do not train on a regular basis or have not trained consistantly for a period of 6 months or more will be removed from the register and are no longer considered as a verified dan grade.
A student who does not train consistanly may be down graded, or if they return to training after a lay off from training they may be asked to wear a lower belt until they are up to the expected Dan grade standard.
Sensei Paul Pendlbury, Senior instructor
Sensei Antony Pendlebury ,TKA Chief instructor
Sensei Steven Pendlebury