Grading Eligibility Requirements:

  • The Commission will endorse a 1st Dan grading if sufficient supporting evidence is presented, if not, the candidate will be required to be retested.
  • All candidates applying for grading must complete the appropriate application form which must be accompanied by the required grading fee.
  • For 3rd ,4th , 5th and 6th Dan grading, applications must be accompanied by a Curriculum  Vitae of the candidate including a relevant motivation.
  • Candidates applying for a promotion grading must present him/herself to the grading panel for a grading to be done according to a prescribed syllabus.

Grading Fees

  • contact HQ for details.

Verification Fees

  • contact HQ for details.

Grading and Verification Fees must be deposited into the Bank Account: at least ten days prior to the date of the grading. The application form (enclosed), together with a copy of the deposit slip of the grading /verification fees, two passport size pictures and a copy of the candidates last rank certificate must reach the Grading Commission Secretary at least 7 days prior to the grading. The copy of the deposit slip must clearly state the following information.

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Name of the Dojo to which the candidate is affiliated.
  • Amount deposited.

It is recommended that the required documentation be forwarded by registered mail in order to ensure that the Grading Commission receives the information.

Address applications to:

The Grading Commission, Shihan Hoosain Narker, P.O. Box 117, Retreat, 7965. Email:

Should you require any further information regarding the Grading process, feel free to contact:

HOOSAIN NARKER -     - 021 7011701 or

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