We are pleased to announce the date of our next Course with Head of JKS England Alan Campbell Sensei 7th Dan is Sunday 8th September.
There will be a 2 hour course taking place between 11am-1pm. This will be followed by a Dan Grading for students and Instructors eligible for Shodan or Nidan will begin at 1.15pm. I cannot estimate an approximate finishing time until we know how many candidates are attempting to grade.
Due to space restrictions we will have to limit the numbers on the course so book early to avoid disappointment. All students attempting grading must train at the course, this is compulsory.
The Course will cost £10 per person and our senior grades are highly recommended to train at this event. If you are coming up for any of the junior or senior Dan Grades in the next 12 months, your commitment and attendance (or lack of) will be noticed.
If you have been a 1st Kyu for at least 6 months or are on a retake, you may be eligible to take your Shodan Grading at this event.
If you have been a 1st Dan Black Belt for at least 2 years and have trained consistently you may be eligible to take your Nidan grading at this event.
There will be plenty of extra training available on Monday evenings at Thornleigh Salesian College, Sharples Park, Bolton from 8pm-9.30pm for those who are preparing to take the grading on the following dates:
Monday 1st July, 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August, 12th August, 19th August, 2nd September.
Grading slips will be given out on 19th August and must be returned to the JKS by 25th August to book your place at the grading. Extra training costs £6.00 per person and should be treated as EXTRA not a REPLACEMENT for your normal class.
This is a class dedicated to 1st Dan and 2nd Dan Syllabus only. It is the only chance you will get to practise exactly what you will be expected to do at the grading under the tuition of a Senior Dan Grade Instructor ALONGSIDE the people you will be grading with.
Students who commit to this extra training usually perform better than those who do not make the extra effort. It does not guarantee you’ll pass, as anything can (and does) happen on the day.
But would you take an important exam at School without doing extra revision???
Would you prefer to get some kumite rounds in with the person you will be potentially sparring with at the grading???
Would you prefer to make all your mistakes before the grading and not during???
This does not replace your usual training with your Class Instructor, it is EXTRA but I cannot recommend it enough.