"A HUGE THANK YOU FOR YOUR AFTER-SCHOOL CLASSES & SUCH A WELCOMING & ENCOURAGING START TO KICKBOXING. MY SON ABSOLUTELY LOVES HIS SESSIONS. HE WAS SO INCREDIBLY PROUD TO ACHIEVE HIS RED BELT."
The belt system is at the heart of kickboxing & provides a focus on moving up the ranks.
Gradings are tests we have every couple of months to earn belts.
Earning a belt brings a sense of satisfaction & self-fulfilment, building a child's confidence & self-esteem along the way.
Gradings are not compulsory & students can still progress through the same kickboxing syllabus if they choose not to Grade.
We postpone the costs involved with Kickboxing until the student knows if it's right for them. A kickboxing suit is therefore not required until the 2nd Grading (Red to Yellow belt).
Your child’s Annual License is included in the Kickboxing class fee & is for student insurance & to register with our governing body, British Martial Arts & Boxing Association (BMABA). BMABA validate Gradings, instil industry standards & act as an ombudsman in issues such as Safeguarding & Health & Safety.
IS MY CHILD READY TO GRADE?
In the different age groups, belts are called;
Tags - Little Samurai (age 4 - Year 2)
Stripes - Young Samurai (Years 3 - 6)
Colours - Samurai Kickboxers (Years 7+)
Gradings are taken at the belt in which the student currently resides e.g. if a student has just started kickboxing & they're taking their 1st Grading, they will attend a WHITE belt Grading (to earn a RED belt). If the student is currently a RED belt, they will attend a RED belt Grading (to earn a YELLOW belt).
WHAT DOES A GRADING COST?
Little Samurai £20
Young Samurai £25
Samurai Kickboxers & Adults £30
WHAT EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED FOR A GRADING?
Sparring equipment is required for Gradings of our higher belts.
Please follow this link to see what equipment is required for your child’s next Grading.
GRADING DATES - 2023.
W/c 6th March & 12th June 2023
Gradings are taken in the student's usual Kickboxing class, for the following belts:
Little Samurai - White to Purple Tag
Young Samurai - White to Yellow Stripe
Samurai Kickboxers - White & Red Colour
Saturday 11th March & Saturday 17th June 2023
Gradings are taken in a public venue, for the following more senior belts:
Little Samurai - Blue Tag & above
Young Samurai - Orange Stripe & above
Samurai Kickboxers - Yellow Colour & above
“AS LONG AS YOU HAVE DISCIPLINE, YOU CAN BE A SUCCESS.”