With May’s Dan Grading fast approaching, its time to share details of the Pre Dan Grading Course.

Everyone who intends on grading in May MUST attend this course to be eligible to grade.

What is the Pre Dan Grading Course?

This six week course will be run every Thursday leading up to the grading. The course will be held at the ESKA Honbu in Stevenage from 7:30-8:30pm. The class will be split into smaller groups for part of the lesson so you can work on the areas that are required for your grade.

Each week a different area of the Dan grading will be looked at by your course instructor, the aim being to ‘fine tune’ your Karate ahead of the Dan grading. The schedule for each week is sent out to club instructors ahead of each course beginning.

Remember it is your responsibility to ensure you are fully prepared for your Dan grading. This course will not cover every aspect of a Dan grading and you should speak to your club instructor to clarify as to what else to expect.

 

Who should attend?

The course should be attended by anyone considering grading in the next Dan grading. Please speak to your club instructor to make sure they are aware, prior to attending.

Adults: ALL 1st KYU’s and above
Juniors: ALL Intermediate Black Belts and above

 

April/May 2018 Schedule

Please note – there will be no warm-up at the beginning of the lesson. Students should warm-up before the lesson begins, this is to ensure the full hour lesson can be used for coaching.

Week 5 Note – Week 5 is mandatory for all those planning on grading, as it includes the Jiyu Kumite element of the Dan grading.

Week No.DateAdult Lesson ContentJunior Lesson ContentNotes
15th April 2018KIHON: 3rd Kyu Syllabus
KUMITE: None
KATA: Tokui Kata
OTHER: None
KIHON: 1st Kyu Syllabus
KUMITE: None
KATA: None
OTHER: None
212th April 2018KIHON: 2nd Kyu Syllabus
KUMITE: Kihon Ippon Kumite
KATA: Tekki Shodan
OTHER: None
KIHON: None
KUMITE: None
KATA: Tekki Shodan
OTHER: None
319th April 2018KIHON: 1st Kyu Syllabus
KUMITE: None
KATA: Heian Kata’s
OTHER: None
KIHON: None
KUMITE: None
KATA: Heian Kata’s
OTHER: None
426th April 2018KIHON: None
KUMITE: Gohon, Sanbon, Kaeshi Ippon
KATA: None
OTHER: Self Defence, Bag Work, Focus Pad
KIHON: None
KUMITE: Gohon, Sanbon, Kaeshi Ippon
KATA: None
OTHER: Self Defence, Bag Work, Focus Pad
Grading forms handed out
53rd May 2018KIHON: None
KUMITE: Jiyu Kumite 3/4/5 People, Jiyu Ippon Kumite
KATA: None
OTHER: None
KIHON: None
KUMITE: None
KATA: All Kata Practice
OTHER: None
Terminology / Muscles / Skeleton test to be completed on/before this date
Personal History handed in on or before this date
Grading forms handed in and signed by club instructor
610th May 2018KIHON: 1-2-1 Tuition / Free Time
KUMITE: 1-2-1 Tuition / Free Time
KATA: 1-2-1 Tuition / Free Time
OTHER: Pencil Test, Oral History of Karate
KIHON: 1-2-1 Tuition / Free Time
KUMITE: 1-2-1 Tuition / Free Time
KATA: 1-2-1 Tuition / Free Time
OTHER: Pencil Test, Oral History of Karate
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