Grading & Belts

Club gradings will take place every March, June, September and December.

The grading syllabus will be made known to every member so they will acknowledge and understand the level of skill they have to be competent at prior to grading.

Grading is not compulsory and everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace to realise the goals they set themselves. Grading however, is not also a given. The British Combat Academy is not one of those clubs that give belts out merely for turning up.

It is expected that every member who wishes to grade has to have minimum 85% attendance rate at the classes that they are enrolled on. It should be noted that just turning up to classes is in itself not enough. You are expected to actively take part in every class you attend, assist other members who may need encouragement or help, train hard, put maximum effort in and above all be courteous, polite and respectful to everyone at all times.

In return for this effort you will be rewarded by knowing that you have earned the grade/belt you have and you will know that your skills will be superior to those who attend clubs where belts are given out just to appease members.

The grading system at the BCA is

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You will not attain black belt until you have spent a minimum of 12 months at Brown Belt (3 x Tags) level.