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Traditional shotokan karate

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Dan Grade Criteria




In order to take 1st Dan you must have a full pass on your 1st kyu grading and have a formal letter of invitation from your Sensei to say you are at the required standard to grade, anyone going for 2nd Dan or above must also have a letter of invitation.


Dan grades are undertaken by the TKA senior instructors, who will asses students on all aspects Kihon, Kata & Kumite along with their spirit attitude, commitment and fitness level.


Any students that are unsuccesful get to retake their grading FOC and must wait the minimim amount of time stipulated by the grading examiners.



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