South East Area – Red & Black Belt Pre-Gradings
These pre-grading events are held each year and are open and mandatory for all Red belts (2nd Kup/1st Kup) and for all Dan grades. All members having attained Red belt (ie: 2nd Kup or above) MUST, as part of their syllabus, attend at least 1 session every 6 months (in your formal WHITE DOBOK only). If you only do the minimum, then these must be by attending at least one mandatory session in the first half of the year (during February/March/April) & at least a second mandatory session during the second half of the year (ie: during September/October time), (thereby attending at least two sessions in any one calendar year). If you choose to do more by attending more than one session in either of the half yearly periods then you MUST still attend at least one in the other half of the calendar year.
If you are a black stripe or Black Belt who is due to take a Dan grading you MUST also ensure that you attend ALL of the three sessions that occur immediately before your grading date as these sessions become an integral part of your grading process.
Simply pick the date(s) you are attending and turn up in your WHITE Dobok. (Please check current messages on our site here, for the dates of sessions over the next 6 to 12 months and just go along).
You can choose to attend more sessions than the minimum 2 required each year if you wish, so just go along. (Any third Kups who might like to attend these sessions need only to ask and obtain their instructors’ prior permission).
(This information was first published on this site www.hedtkd.com in early 2006)