Students will be able to grade for their next kyu (colour) belt at the invitation of Club Instructors after completing a minimum of 26 hours of regular trainingStudents will also need a valid ISKF UK licence.


The belt colour system used by ISKF is as follows:

  • 10th kyu - white
  • 9th kyu - yellow
  • 8th kyu - orange
  • 7th kyu - red
  • 6th kyu - green
  • 5th kyu - purple
  • 4th kyu - purple with stripe
  • 3rd kyu - brown
  • 2nd kyu - brown with stripe
  • 1st kyu - brown with two stripes
  • 1st dan and above - black


In order to pass a grading, students must demonstrate appropriate ability for the level in kihon (basics), kata (forms) and kumite (sparring).


Click here for the ISKF Kyu grade (colour belt) syllabus and Dan grade (blackbelt) syllabus.


Karate Grading FAQs
Karate Grading FAQs.pdf
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ISKF Kata List
ISKF Kata List.pdf
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