The planned dates for the gradings in 2022 are as follows :-

  • 19th March 2022  – Kyu and dan gradings
  • 11th June 2022 – Beginners to 4th Kyu (White – Purple & White stripe)
  • 18th June 2022 – 3rd Kyu and above (Brown & Black belts)
  • 19th November 2022 – Beginners to 8th Kyu (White – Red)
  • 26th November 2022 – 7th Kyu to 1st kyu (Yellow – Black / White stripes)
  • December 2022 – Dan gradings (Black belts)

Unless stated otherwise, gradings start promptly at 1pm and are expected to finish by 4pm. Gradings will take place in the Bournville College.Sports Hall, Longbridge.

Please remember to ask Sensei Hession for permission to grade and if you require a new belt, let her know your name, belt colour and size. Please also make sure that your licence is up-to-date, as without a valid licence, you will not be able to grade. Please remember to bring your license and grading book, mitts, gumshields and optionally although recommended for gradings that involve more advanced forms of sparring groin or chest protectors.

People wishing to take a Dan grade will upon being given permission to apply to grade have to submit a formal grading request letter. Please ask your instructors for further details.

Opening and Closing dates for 2022:

The first training session for the year will be  on Monday 10th January 2022 at the Weoley Castle Dojo

Easter break: There will be no sessions from Saturday 16th April 2022 to Saturday 23rd April 2022 inclusive.

Summer break: There will be no sessions from  Monday 8th August 2022 to Saturday 20th August inclusive

19th September 2022 The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II Bank Holiday

The last training session for the year will be on the Saturday 17th December 2022 at the Bournville College Dojo