The Southwest Academy of Kyokushinkai Karate grading syllabus provides a clear pathway for students to learn and improve. Grading examinations are held at regular intervals throughout the year.
Students must submit their application form and grading fee prior to the grading date to be eligible.
Qualification to grade is based on:
Time at current level.
Authorisation from Sensei's.
A minimum of 80% attendance from the previous grading.
Competence in all aspects of the syllabus for the level required.
Completion of a written test with 100% score.
Note: For children there are advanced grades within a belt color range. For example yellow belt with black tips.