- Grading system for kyu grades (seniors), mon grades (juniors).
What is a grading?
A grading is an assessment of a students ability to perform a number of techniques, kata etc. according to our grading system. The student’s manner and understanding of Kyokushin are also taken into account. Although these points are not written down, the instructor should teach them.
The Grading is a privilege giving by the instructor it is not something the student is entitled to.
Many dojos have a guide as to how many lessons you should have trained before attempting to grade. Because you trained a number of times does not give you the right to grade it is always the instructor who has the last word.
In Göteborgs Karate Kai my students have the opportunity to grade twice a year. Like most examination not everybody passes. Students sometimes stop training if they do not pass a grading, which means they did not embrace The Kyokushin Way.
During my many years of teaching in other countries I have come across situations when after I have failed or even refused someone a grading. I later found out that they have changed organization and have acquired a new grade. What does this tell you about such people?
Remember that grading is not obligatory you can still develop yourself without grading. Sosai Oyama would say that karate is for everybody he did not mean that everybody would obtain a black belt. Back up