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2019 December General Grading

Notes on the next General Grading – Sunday 1 December.

  • Location is the Forest Row Centre, Collier Row (RM5 2LD).
  • Grading to 4th Kyu (Green). Check-in by 12:30 p.m. Grading starts at 1 p.m.
  • Grading to 3rd Kyu (Blue). Check-in by 12:30 p.m. Grading starts at 1 p.m..
  • Grading to 2nd Kyu (Brown). Check-in by 12:30 p.m. Grading starts at 1 p.m.
  • Grading to 1st Kyu (Brown-stripe). Check-in by 2 p.m. Grading starts at 2.30 p.m.
  • All Black Belt Gradings.  Check-in by 2 p.m. Grading starts at 2.30 p.m.

Please bring licence and licence book. Ishinryu badges must be worn.

The General Grading is only open to those who attended the pre-grading course on November 17th.  If you told us you intend to grade on that day, you and your club instructor will receive an email confirming timings and cost. If you have not received an email please let me know by emailing chris.fennessy@ishinryu.org.

Check here on a regular basis and our Ishinryu Pre-Grading group on Facebook for any news and updates on the General Grading..

Regular Ishinryu Events

Each year Ishinryu clubs get the opportunity to train together at Ishinryu wide courses and events. Other karate styles are also welcome to attend.  The UK annual timetable runs as follows:

  • February or March – One day Pre-grading course for 5th Kyu and above
  • June – The Open Summer Course runs over a weekend and has been presented every year since the mid seventies
  • October – One Day course.  All grades welcome for a day of intensive training
  • November – One day Pre-grading course for 5th Kyu and above

General gradings are held in March, June, and December of each year.  You must attend the entire Summer Course to grade in June

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