While grading exams and gaining a new cotton belt every few months is not the goal of Karate, it does provide a good benchmark and goal for students to work towards. Despite the fact that we prefer to take time to make sure our students are the best of their level around and thus only grade every 4 to 6 months as opposed to every 3 months on the dot as some clubs who aim to churn out substandard Karateka as quickly as possible to keep the money flowing do, it is nonetheless great for us to see the amount of progress some of our students are making on the grading front. Several students who started training with us less than a year and a half ago are already on their 3rd belt - a quarter of the way to black! A good start on a long journey which shows what we can achieve through attending tough and regular training two to three times a week.
Well done once again everyone, remember - consistent effort over time equals success.