Time Limit – Ashihara Karate International – Kaicho Hoosain Narker Sabaki Fighting Karate
|10th Kyu & 9th Kyu – Grading may be taken at two monthly intervals. |
8th Kyu to 6th Kyu – Grading may be taken at three monthly intervals.
5th Kyu to 3rd Kyu – Grading may be taken at four monthly intervals.
2nd Kyu & 1st Kyu – Grading may be taken at six monthly intervals.
1st Kyu to Shodan – A candidate must hold the grade of 1st Kyu for one full year before applying for Shodan.
Shodan to Nidan – Minimum of two years.
Nidan to Sandan – Minimum of three years.
Sandan to Yondan – Minimum of four years.
Yondan to Godan – Minimum of five years.
Godan to Rokudan – Minimum six years.
The chart simply illustrates the grades obtainable at tests. An attendance rate of 70% is a minimum eligibility requirement for tests. Dan and Kyu grades are not themselves the object – they are a guide to progress only.