Grading dates, June 2024

Mock grading

Saturday 1st, June

Forge Valley School, Wood Lane, Stannington, S6 5HG.
(Upstairs in the sports centre)

  • 3:00pm White belts and Yellow stripes
  • 3:20pm Yellow belts and Green stripes
  • 3:40pm Green belts
  • 4:00pm Blue stripes and Blue belts
  • 4:30pm Red stripes and above

£7 payable in advance, if you have not yet paid, please do so now and let Mr. Shillabeer know.

The Mock grading is the best way to see if you are ready to go for the real grading. It is conducted with the same formality and procedure and will help the student best prepare themselves for the real grading two weeks later.

All students receive written feedback to help them improve. If you cannot make your start time please speak to Mr. Shillabeer and we will try to accommodate you.

You can also send videos via Whatsapp – same cost… £7.00 thanks.

Formal grading

Sunday 16th, June

Forge Valley School, Wood Lane, Stannington, S6 5HG.

White belts and yellow stripes should arrive from 5.00pm as you will be the first groups.

  • 4:30pm White belts and Yellow stripes, arrive ready to start at 5pm promptly
  • 5:30pm Yellow belts
  • 5:40pm Green stripes
  • 5:55pm Green belts and above

All start times with the exception of the first group are approximate. You must be ready to go when called. Follow the black belt assistant’s instructions.
Remember there is no warm up so get yourself ready.

Parents of the white and yellow stripes may come into the dojang before the grading to meet the examiner then you will be asked to leave before the grading commences.
No phones out in the dojang for safeguarding reasons thank you.
Please wait at the end of the corridor and be ready to collect your child.

Please drop your red licence book into the box outside the dojang. Don’t worry if you don’t have this yet white belts.

Any questions just ask.

Gradings cost £35 (cash or online).

Includes: Grading test, new belt, certificate, grading pack and mini belt of new grade.


Important information

Due to the nature of gradings it is not possible to have exact start times. The times above are a rough guide.

Your group may start a bit earlier or later than planned so it’s best to arrive early and be prepared and ready to go when called up.

There is no warm up so leave time to do this for yourself.

If you miss your group then that’s it, you will need to wait until next grading in 3 months time.

All white belts must have completed a green grading card with photo attached and handed it to Mr. Shillabeer in advance of the grading.

All students that haven’t handed in their red licence book please leave it in the box outside the dojang.

No parents will be allowed in to watch the grading.

Once your grading has finished you are free to leave quickly and quietly please.

You will find out your result at the next lesson you train.

Any questions please ask Mr. Shillabeer.

Good luck to those that are grading this time.

Stannington classes

All classes for 16th are cancelled.

Normal catch up rules apply, see Catching up lessons for full details.