Latest Colour Belt Grading Information & Grading Form
Sparring kits MUST* MUST* MUST be brought by green belts and above
Your next colour belt grading will be
DATE: 7 April 2019 TIME: 1pm
VENUE: Cardiff Tae Kwon Do Centre Directions can be found here
194b Cowbridge Road East
Cardiff CF5 1GW
(The venue is above “Iceland” food store)
IMPORTANT: 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.
Please remember that at this venue, you need to leave a little extra time for parking as it is centrally located in Canton, Cardiff so can be busy at lunchtimes. There is VERY limited space inside to wait for those taking part in the grading but there are plenty of cafes nearby including Chapter Arts, Costa etc where you can wait in comfort.
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 *New fees from Nov 2018*
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
Don’t forget that patterns and theory are in our STUDENT RESOURCES section!
Venue and timing details for gradings will always be given on our website, in class and on our Facebook page.