Grading exams take place regularly throughout the year. Once you have obtained all of the colour stripes for your belt you are eligible to grade and be examined to move onto the next belt level. You must complete a grading form and pay prior to the grading deadline and you MUST bring your license on the day to ensure you are able to grade. Note that your class times may change with your next belt colour.
Competitions help you to practice your kumite (fighting) and kata. The competition includes an awards ceremony for those students who have done particularly well.