As students progress their belt colour changes, reflecting an increased level of proficiency across the various elements of Karate. Fenland Shotokan Karate has the following belt system implemented. Remember to check our information page about the 3 K’s of Karate to familiarise your self with the terminology.
PLEASE NOTE our grading system is NOT a test, A test is something that you pass or fail and this is not what Karate is about, Our grading system is a mark of improvement and for the student to identify where they sit within the complete system of Shotokan Karate. The system is so big that if you do not have this reference point on your journey for most students they will feel lost, a little like stepping out of a spaceship and having the rope cut, you will get lost in space or rather for us you will get lost in understanding what you have or have not learnt.