Well done to everyone who got stripes (there are 4 stripes at a minimum per belt) and new belts. We don’t charge for gradings nor do we set any specific times for gradings. We constantly appraise everyone on an ongoing basis. Firstly, you must be able to compete at that ‘level’ in competition. Secondly, we don’t promote kids or adults who don’t behave appropriately with training partners. Its super important to be a good training partner, the type that you yourself would want to train with. Thirdly, you need to focus on technique, not winning. This is important because the moment you come up against someone bigger and stronger, its only technique that will help you, all things being equal.