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International Dan Grading

WKO are privileged to be able to host the International Dan Gradings.

 

We are even more privileged to have a grading panel that consists of:

  • Master Howard Brown 8th Dan 

  • Master William Judd 8th Dan

  • Master Mick Fowles 7th Dan

  • Master Jon Green 7th Dan

  • Master Amir Subasic 7th Dan

  • Master Steve Gladstone 7th Dan

Grading panels may vary but will be a minimum of 3 from the above list of WKO Masters

Dan Grades
& Fees

Basic grading fees includes:
Plain Black Belt
Certificate
Registry Into International Black Belt Register

Basic Dan Grades & Costings:


£75 - 1st Dan Blackbelt 
£85 - 2nd Dan  Blackbelt
£95 - 3rd Dan  Blackbelt
£105 - 4th Dan  Blackbelt
£115 - 5th Dan  Blackbelt
£125 - 6th Dan  Blackbelt

Anyone wishing for a fully embroidered Black Belt this costs an additional £50

Grading Fees including Embroidered Black Belt
£125 - 1st Dan Blackbelt 

£135 - 2nd Dan  Blackbelt
£145 - 3rd Dan  Blackbelt
£155 - 4th Dan  Blackbelt
£165 - 5th Dan  Blackbelt
£175 - 6th Dan  Blackbelt

It is down to personal choice if have plain black belt or embroidered black belt


THERE ARE NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED ON THE DAY. 

INSTRUCTORS & BLACK BELTS ARE WELCOME TO SUPPORT THE CANDIDATES FOR FREE, TO HELP WITH SPARRING, PAD HOLDING AND DEFENCE APPLICATIONS FOR A GOOD MIXTURE OF LEVELS AND ABILITIES.

LOCATION & VENUE
WKO-HQ
UNIT 7 
ROWMS LANE
SWINTON
ROTHERHAM
S63 6HS


RULES,REGULATIONS & REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS TAKING THEIR DAN GRADES
 
1 - Minimum training, achievement time:
1st Dan = 3 years + 12 Months from achieving 1st Kyu (Brown Belt)
2nd Dan = 2 years since achieving 1st Dan
3rd Dan = 3 years since achieving 2nd Dan
4th Dan = 4 years since
achieving 3rd Dan
5th Dan = 5 years since
achieving 4th Dan
6th Dan = 6 years since
achieving 5th Dan 

Delegate Requirements:

2 - Delegates must bring their own sparring & protective equipment.
3 - Delegates  must wear the full protective equipment including
      headguards while sparring.

4 - WKO Syllabus will be graded on 'controlled' sparring.
5 - Delegates  must be dressed in their clean & ironed club uniform.
6 - Only Martial Arts clothing is acceptable, attire may influence your grading marks.
7 -  Delegates will be assessed prescribed techniques, through line work, padwork,       
       bag work, defence application, shadow boxing & sparring.

8 - Delegates will have to perform the WKO Dan Grade Kata.
9 - No spectators are permitted during grading.
11 - The grading results Pass or Fail will be awarded at the end of the Grading.
12 - Delegates who have passed will be awarded their Black Belts & Certificates.
13 - Delegates who have failed will be notified with constructive development points
14 - Delegates who have failed will be permitted to attend the next grading FREE of 
       charge to show how they have implemented the development points given.

15 - All delegates must hold a valid WKO Licence, if you need to apply for a WKO licence 
        these can be purchased through the WKO Online Store when booking your WKO 
        International Dan Grading.
16 - As this is an International Dan Grading delegates are welcome from around the
        world, but must be able to communicate in English.
17 - All delegates will be assessed through the WKO Grading Syllabus which all must
       learn, assessing all to the same standards is the only way to achieve
       standardisation of the syllabus. 

 
The WKO Grading Syllabus is free to download for all to learn the criteria. All being assessed at the above Dan Grades should already know most if not all of what is the current and prescribed techniques from 8th Kyu to 1st Dan.

Delegates requiring Embroidered Black belts can request these when booking. There is an additional charge for embroidered belts which is also listed when requesting them.

To book onto the next available WKO International Dan Grading click the link below.