Grading Rights

4th Dan and Above : Promotion to 4th Dan or Above will be done by the Executive Commitee.
However any instructor can recommend anyone they think is worthy of promotion.
The Final Decision will be made by the Executive Commitee.

Grading of 3rd Dans : The grading panel must consist of a 5th Dan as the Head of the Panel, and at least 2 4th Dans present. (Minimun of 3 on the Panel)

Grading of 2nd Dans : 4th Dans have the Authority to grade their own students to 2nd Dan, provided they have held the grade of 4th Dan for more than 2 years.

Grading of 1st Dans : 3rd Dans have the right to grade up to and including 1st Dan within their own Club.

2rd Dans : Can grade up to 1st Kyu.

1st Dans
: Can grade up to 2nd Kyu.

BIKO Compliance
Cadet Grades under 16 Years old can Only be a Junior 1st Dan, they cannot take 2nd Dan until they are 18 Years Old.

Minimum Age Dan Grade
16 Years Old 1st Dan
18 Years Old 2nd Dan
21 Years Old 3rd Dan
25 Years Old 4th Dan
30 Years Old 5th Dan
36 Years Old 6th Dan
43 Years Old 7th Dan
51 Years Old 8th Dan
60 Years Old 9th Dan
70 Years Old 10th Dan

Chief Instructor : KAICHO : Garth Waldropt : 7th Dan Kyoshi
Chairman : Ken Henville : 6th Dan Renshi
Assistant Chief Instructor : Elan Adams : 7th Dan
Dale Gamble : 6th Dan : Chief Referee and Treasurer
Gerry Coulter : 6th Dan Renshi : PR Officer : Tel 01763 853705
Ade Wilson : Secretary : TEL 07730 449568
Postal Address : 234 Sheffield Road, Birdwell, Barnsley, South Yorks, S70 5TF