Colchester Shotokan Karate

Leisure World Colchester

Cowdray Avenue

Colchester, Essex


In order to call us

Tel: +44 7850 133 978

       +44 7590 317 150

Want to join us?

If you'd like to become a member of our club, or add IKD methods to your regular training, please use our contact form, or download our application form.


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Grading Advice

A grading can be a very daunting experience, especially if you don't know what to expect. So, in order to ensure that students are fully prepared, the Kyu and Dan Examination Syllabus Manual is available to all Colchester Shotokan Karate club members.

A grading is not just about your ability, you will also be expected to demonstrate an understanding of dojo etiquette; so bow properly, say 'Oss Sensei' when addressed or called by the examiner and show spirit.

Every student is assessed according to their own ability so don't be put off if you can't kick as high as the next person! It's as much about spirit as ability.Just because there are lots of people grading at the same time it doesn't mean the examiner isn't watching you - try and put maximum effort into every technique.

There will be a practice grading trainng session before the grading where the examiner will point out any changes in the grading syllabus and offer useful advice for anyone grading.

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