Students learning Shotokan karate at our club will follow STKA’s training syllabus which sets out minimum requirements of technical proficiency which are reflected in the colour of their belts. STKA has the following belt system.
As students progress through their karate and learn new skills, they are asked to attend a Grading. Gradings are a special class where an instructor assesses a student’s new skills, and is the process by which students can achieve a higher belt rank. Once a student meets the requirements in the training syllabus are they awarded a new grade. Students invited to attend a grading should consider it a privilege and not an automatic right.