Seiwakai Belt Exams are generally held every three months. Typically, students must practice 3-6 months before taking the next exam. For intermediate and advanced levels, students require 9-12 months of consistent practice to be eligible.
You are required to know all the kata for the rank you are grading, however, instructors will determine the primary kata you should be focusing on. Emphasis will be placed on quality, not quantity. Please strive to be ready for any kata listed in your grading rank requirements.
Eligibility is determined by instructors and include the following factors:
Number of classes since last exam
Number of months since last exam
Consistency of attendance
Ability to perform exam requirements
Effort, performance, and attitude in class
Promotions are based on the following factors:
Physical execution and understanding of techniques relative to rank expectations
Performance on exam
Character and etiquette
Training attitude and commitment
Hours of training & attendance
Individual circumstances and limitations
A non-refundable grading fee is required at each grading.
$35 — 7th - 4th Kyu
$50 — 3rd - 1st Kyu