The Bukido Kai Grading System

 

For those who would like to take the challenge and be a part of the Bukido Kai grading system from white to black belt, this page details the steps along the way.

 

This page includes:

* Adult Grading System.
* Kids Grading system.

 

BUKIDO KAI ADULTS.

Normal Kyu (coloured belt) gradings are held on a Sunday, approximately every three months. The grading lasts half a day and consists of examination in the areas of self defence, technique, sparring, drills, fitness, endurance and mental strength.

Please note, the minimum uniform requirements to undertake a grading are: Bukido Kai T Shirt, Black Gi Pants.

Adult Black belt grading are held at 'Bushido CRT'.

Bushido CRT gradings are held once a year at the October long weekend, the grading lasts four days.

Black belt status is achieved at Shodan level, provisional black belts are in reality black belt candidates who have completed the Kyu grades and are moving through the entry requirements to be considered as a Black Belt.

To grade to Shodan and above the candidate must be invited to do so by the Chief Instructor of Bukido Kai. The usual age for a candidate to attempt their Shodan grading is 18 years unless special consideration is given.

Belt system for Bukido: Adults.

9th Kyu White belt
8th Kyu Yellow belt
7th Kyu Orange belt
6th Kyu Green belt
5th Kyu Blue belt
4th Kyu Purple belt
3rd Kyu Brown belt with white stripe
2nd Kyu Brown belt
1st Kyu Brown belt with black stripe
   
Provisional Black Belts  
Probationary Shodan Ho  Black belt with white stripe
Shodan Ho Plain Black belt
   
Black Belts  
Shodan (1st Dan) Black belt with one red tip
   
Senior Black Belts  
Nidan Ho (Provisional 2nd Dan) Black belt with one red tip & one white tip.
Nidan (2nd Dan) Black belt with two red tips
Sandan Ho (Provisional 3rd Dan) Black belt with two red tips & one white tip.
Sandan (3rd Dan) Black belt with three red tips
Yondan Ho (Provisional 4th Dan) Black belt with three red tips & one white tip.
Yondan (4th Dan) Black belt with four red tips
Godan Ho (Provisional 5th Dan) Black belt with four red tips & one white tip.
Godan (5th Dan) Black belt with five red tips
Rokudan (6th Dan) Black belt with six red tips

 

The Grading System: Teenagers (Secondaries).

Normal Kyu (coloured belt) gradings are held on a Sunday, approximately every three months. The grading lasts half a day and consists of examination in the areas of self defence, technique, sparring, drills, fitness, endurance and mental strength.

Please note, the minimum uniform requirements to undertake a grading are: Bukido Kai T Shirt, Black Gi Pants.

Junior Black belt gradings for students 16 to 18 years are held at Sempai Do.

Junior Black belt grading for students under 16 years are held at the end of year grading in December and last a full day.

Sempai Do gradings are held once a year usually over a weekend in June, the grading lasts two days.

Black belt status is achieved at Shodan level, provisional black belts are in reality black belt candidates who have completed the Kyu grades and are moving through the entry requirements to be considered as a Black Belt.

To grade to Shodan and above the candidate must be invited to do so by the Chief Instructor of Bukido Kai. The usual age for a candidate to attempt their Shodan grading is 18 years unless special consideration is given.

It is one thing to get a black belt (anyone can go and buy one for that matter) it is another to BE a black belt. By the time teenagers reach black belt level with Bukido Kai we feel sure that they know the difference.

Normal Kyu (coloured belt) gradings are held on a Saturday approximately every four months. The gradings last approximately 2 hours and consists of examination in the following areas, technique, non contact sparring, kata, fitness, concentration and self discipline.

17th Kyu White belt
16th Kyu Yellow belt
15th Kyu Orange belt
14th Kyu Red belt
13th Kyu Green belt
7th Kyu Blue belt
6th Kyu Purple belt with white stripe
5 Kyu Purple Belt
4th Kyu Purple belt with black stripe
3rd Kyu Brown belt with white stripe
2nd Kyu Brown belt
Junior 1st Kyu 1  Brown belt with one black tip (Under 13 only)
Junior 1st Kyu 2  Brown belt with two black tips
Junior 1st Kyu 3  Brown belt with three black tips
Junior 1st Kyu 4  Brown belt with four black tips
Junior 1st Kyu 5 Brown belt with five black tips
1st Kyu (Minimum age 13yrs). Brown belt with black stripe
Provisional Black Belts  
Junior Shodan Ho Level 1 Black belt with white stripe.
Junior Shodan Ho Level 2 1/2 Black 1/2 Red belt. 
Junior Shodan Ho Level 3 Black belt with red stripe (Min age 15 yrs)
Junior Shodan Ho Level 4 Plain Black belt  (Min age 16 years)

The Grading System: Kids.

The Kid's karate grading system with Bukido Kai takes approximately eight years for children to progress from white belt to black belt.

There are 17 Kyu grades including white belt. The reason for this is simple. Children can commence training with Bukido Kai from 5 years of age. We believe that prior to grading to black belt children should have the maturity to understand and deal with the responsibilities of being a black belt.

It is one thing to get a black belt (anyone can go and buy one for that matter) it is another to BE a black belt. By the time children reach black belt level with Bukido Kai we feel sure that they know the difference.

Normal Kyu (coloured belt) gradings are held on a Saturday approximately every four months. The gradings last approximately 2 hours and consists of examination in the following areas, technique, non contact sparring, kata, fitness, concentration and self discipline.

17th Kyu White belt
16th Kyu Yellow belt
15th Kyu Orange belt
14th Kyu Red belt
13th Kyu Green belt
12th Kyu Blue belt
11th Kyu Purple belt with white stripe
10 Kyu Purple Belt
9th Kyu Purple belt with black stripe
8th Kyu Brown belt with white stripe
7th Kyu Brown belt
Junior 6th Kyu 1 Brown belt with one white tip (under 10 only)
Junior 6th Kyu 2 Brown belt with two white tips (under 10 only)
Junior 6th Kyu 3 Brown belt with three white tips (under 10 only)
Junior 6th Kyu 4 Brown belt with four white tips (under 10 only)
6th Kyu Brown belt with one black tip
5th Kyu Brown belt with two black tips
4th Kyu Brown belt with three black tips
3rd Kyu Brown belt with four black tips
2nd Kyu Brown belt with five black tips
1st Kyu Brown belt with black stripe
Provisional Black Belts  
Junior Shodan Ho Level 1
Black belt with white stripe.
Children who reach this level prior to 14 years of age, grade for a black tip for their belt each year until they turn 14)
Junior Shodan Ho Level 2 Black/Red belt. (Min age 14yrs)
Junior Shodan Ho Level 3 Black belt with red stripe (Min age 15 yrs)
Junior Shodan Ho Level 4 Plain Black belt (Min age 16 yrs)

 

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