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In Pursuit of Excellence in Body, Mind, & Spirit
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"Our approach to Karate is more than a great sport, within every technique of our Shotokan karate JKA Academy lies centuries of tradition.Our instructors have decades of karate experience to share with you. If you live in the Beds, Bucks & Herts areas, we want you to also become part of its great future. We are a Black Belt Karate Academy, our goal is Black Belt excellence in order to develop our physical,mental & spiritual capacities to the LIMIT.We value each and every one of our dedicated students efforts, and we transform their lives positively through their efforts . Our Kids become future Black Belt champions & leaders in theor fields. Our Adults get in shape without getting bored,in a team activity learning karate self-defence skills, whilst challenging themselves in a fun way to their personal level potentials . At the Shotokan JKA Karate Academy, we believe anyone can be a winner regardless of your starting point. All you need is the RIGHT INSTRUCTOR TO GUIDE YOU. Now you have the opportunity of becoming one of our great Karate student, and a great Black Belt of the future. We invite you to come & join us if you wish to explore your full potential & learn the true art of Karate for the ultimate development of your Body, Mind & Spirit,you'll be so glad like many others before you who have joined us that you did!..
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Sham Aktar 6th Dan - Head Coach - Shotokan JKA Academy -Trainer of Great Black Belts.
STUDENT GRADING EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL BELTS :
Tiny Tigers ( 5 - 8 Year olds class )
Tiny Tigers are required to fulfill a mimimum of 30 or more continous class attendances at each grading cycle of 4 months in order to qualify to take grading examination, and must have passed at least 2 out of the 3 tape tests that are taken each month. This will enable them to attempt the Mock Grading exam for their next belt after which they must pass at least 60% marks to be considered to take the practical Grading Examination. If any of the above conditions are not met, they have to repeat this process again over the next grading cycle and so on, until they are ready to take the grading examination, passing this will enable them to change their belt. Most of the time they pass the stripe belts due to their young age and limited understanding to perform/achieve the techniques as shown, but as they grow older their understanding increases so they have more chances of achieving the full colour Belt passes in their gradings. The tape test each month costs £2 to register and attempt, and this allows us to thoroughly check their techniques and point out their mistakes to work on for the following months test. the grading examination is £20 for each grading and these need to be prepaid.
8 years upwards Junior & Adult Class
The grading requirements for the Junior class and Adults upto Purple and White Belt ( 4th Kyu ) is more or less the same as above. The only difference is due to their mature age and understanding, they have more chance of grading to the full colour belts. They must however fulfill a minimum of 24 class training attendances / sessions,at each grading cycle, and also must have passed a minimum of 2 rank/tape tests. This qualifies them to take the Mock Grading exam for the relevant belt of which they should score 60% before being considered for the grading examination.
The rank/tape tests and grading fees are as above. (See our brief explanation video below )
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