• Life's not about how hard of a hit you can give...It's about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward. Sylvester Stallone
  • The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. John Ruskin
  • Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all others. Sir Winston Churchill
  • The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of character of its participants. Master Funikoshi
  • Concentration is the secret of strength Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. Bruce Lee

20 Years in Vernon

grading for your belt

Karate took its belt ranking system from Judo. The Karate belts and ranks are beneficial in the way that they provide a benchmarking system for both instructors and students. Students can be organized quickly into groups when teaching a large class. A sensei at one glance can know what level a student is and instantly know what syllabus that person is training to.
Grading Kata


Students can set short term goals and feel a sense of satisfaction once they meet the next ran as well as confirming that that have progressed their karate ability. When a student reaches a new kyu rank, they are encouraged to work harder to progress again to the next kyu, which is usually a minimum of 3 months in training.

Grading Kumite

Before you test

All students should familiarize themselves with the various requirements for each belt level prior to turning in their grading application. If you are unfamiliar with any of the kihon, kata, or kumite required for your next belt level, you should not attempt to grade, but instead you should continue to train until you feel comfortable with all of the requirements. If in doubt speak with your sensei.

Past Grading Results

Jan. 28th 2016, Examiner - Sensei Dixon

  • Robin CP - 8th kyu
  • Robin C - 8th kyu
  • Mathew - 8th kyu
  • Adam - 7b
  • Sam - 7b
  • Jamie - 7b
  • Naolin - 7b
  • Evan - 6b
  • Natalia - 6b
  • Sean - 6th kyu
  • Tai - 4th kyu
  • Trenton - 4th kyu
  • Rheiley - 2nd kyu

May. 27th 2015, Examiner - Sensei Dixon

  • Adam - 8b
  • Brendan - 8b
  • Dawson - 8b
  • Jamie - 8b
  • Joel - 8b
  • Naolin - 8b
  • Rhys - 8th kyu
  • Sam - 8b
  • Sean - 7th kyu
  • Callum - 6b
  • Spencer - 6b
  • Tai - 5th kyu
  • Trentin - 5th kyu
  • Emily - 5b
  • Erik - 5b
  • Owen - 4th kyu
  • Maria - 3b
  • Rheiley - 3rd kyu
  • Vern - 3b
  • Carmen - 2b
  • Neave - 2b
  • Ashley - 1st kyu
  • Marissa - 1st kyu