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Criteria for Sandan Grading


By admin - Posted on 20 February 2016

These are the criteria for Sandan and SKA Senior Instructor

Minimum requirements

  • Instructor's permission
  • Minimum age 21 years old on day of grading
  • Nidan – 3 years (full). Total training 9 years on day of grading
  • Training twice a week minimum
  • Regular attendance at SKA open day and Kata/kumite courses
  • Strong commitment to your training, karate and SKA
  • Standard required - competent Nidan ready to progress to the next level

Pre assessment – Assessments will be carried out in the preceding months before the grading

  • Kihon demonstration and explanation of all punches, blocks, kicks, strikes and stances
  • Kata As Nidan grading
  • Kata Sochin, Nijushiho, Tekki Sandan, Unsu
  • Kata Tokui kata with main applications
  • Kumite As Nidan grading
  • Thesis Minimum 1500 words on an aspect of karate of the student's choice

Teaching skills

  • One hour assessment of teaching in a class environment

Grading on the day

  • As per SKA syllabus book
  • 2016 - Dan Grading takes place on 12th November

2016 - Applications close on 29th March

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