The first grading at Phoenix Japan was held on Tuesday 18th July from 5.15pm in the normal training place, the ISAS lodge meeting room. Chris Pearson and Pablo Baldwin presided as examiners
Successful students received the appropriate belt for their grade and an official certificate.
Grades from 9th Kup (White Belt Yellow Tag) to 7th Kup (Yellow Belt Green Tag) were awarded depending on the students performance and experience. The Grading Syallabus included Kata, basic techniques, 3 Step Sparring, 1 Step Sparring, 1 for 1 Sparring and self defence techniques.
Some grading photographs can be seen here.