Latest Colour Belt Grading Information & Grading Form
Your next colour belt grading will be
Sunday 17th December – 2pm
Venue – Cardiff Tae Kwon Do Centre
(this is above Iceland on Cowbridge Road East)
Sparring kits MUST* MUST* MUST be brought by green belts and above
Please remember to arrive 15 minutes before the start time to allow for set up/practice and for those who are sparring to BE IN THEIR KITS for the allocated start time. As the location of the venue may be busy (at it’s near to shops and Christmas will be coming up) please allow time to find parking. Please also note that there is very limited space for waiting within the venue itself but it is located near several coffee shops (including Chapter Arts Centre) if you want to stay close by ready to pick up those participating in the grading. There will be examiners and grading assistants present throughout the afternoon to ensure that participants are looked after.
Please DOWNLOAD YOUR GRADING FORM – we have moved to a generic form to make things easier and quicker for you.
Grading Form for Colour Belts (all grades) : GRADING FORM – ALL COLOUR BELTS
You must also have a CURRENT LICENCE. Please check that yours is in date! If not, you can download a form and just return to Mr Schembri with your fee (£38). Licence Application Form: licence-renewal-fom
You must wear your FULL DOBOK (white suit)**. No club t/shirts – the full thing please! 🙂 If you don’t have one or you need a new one, you can order this from our JSTKD shop. The only exception is for our ex-Ninjas who are taking their very first colour belt grading. If you don’t have a dobok yet, you can wear your Ninja Uniform for this grading only – but you must have one for all subsequent gradings.
If you are a GREEN BELT OR ABOVE you ABSOLUTELY MUST bring your FULL SPARRING KIT. It is an official TAGB requirement and can result in an automatic fail if you are not able to complete this element of your grading (sparring is one of the elements of the examination once you reach green belt – please don’t worry, it is not a tournament setting, there are no ‘winners’ or ‘losers’ it is simply to test your technique and awareness and you will be paired with appropriate students to enable you to show this). Sparring equipment can be purchased from Mr Schembri via our JSTKD shop.
If you need a bit of extra help for your grading, we offer private lessons tailored to your specific requirements. To book, just speak to Mr Schembri in class or use the contact form on our home page.
If it’s your first grading or you just want a reminder of the format please click here for our top tips
Venue and timing details for gradings will always be given on our website, in class and on our Facebook page.