Gradings are a vital part of training, a test of oneís achievement of the requirements of their current level, and their readiness to progress to the next level. It is imperative for self defense training that students overcome their nerves to perform when required. In a real life situation, you will be required to perform under a great deal of pressure with adrenaline charging. The grading system conditions students to be able to perform under pressure.
There are four gradings in a year. To proceed to Grading a student needs to be training consistently, practicing each week and be able to perform all of the techniques required at their level. Above all else they must have a good attitude towards training, our instructors and fellow students.
Grade whenever possible; donít miss a grading, prepare yourself properly and be ready for it on time.
Advancing, learning new techniques, building on your self defense skills is important. It brings confidence and a better attitude knowing that you have achieved your mini goal and are moving forward.
It is the instructors job to do all we can to prepare a student for progression to the next level. However it is important that a student develops a sense of personal responsibility in preparing for Grading over the months. They must practice. Some students will need to practice more than others according to their own ability.