Bexhill Karate Grading

Next grade dates

  • Saturday 23rd March 2024
  • Saturday 6th July 2024
  • Saturday 7th December 2024

Grade venue

  • Bexhill College, Penland Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 2JG. Please click here for directions.

Grading times

Please book in 15 minutes prior to the times stated below - Due to the grading schedule, late students may not be able to take their grading.


Pre-Grade Class for White & Red Belts 1.00pm - 1.45pm
White Belts Grading - 2.00pm
Red Belts Grading - 2.30pm
Pre-Grade Class for Yellow Belts & Above 3.25pm - 4.10pm
Yellow Belts Grading - 4.15pm
Orange Belts Grading - 4.35pm
Orange Stripe, Green, Green Stripe & Blue Belts Grading - 4.55pm


All Blue Stripe belts and above grade at our Eastbourne grading click here for times and details

Don’t forget to bring 

SAMA Membership book and up to date insurance attached. If your child is a white belt do not worry as it will be waiting for you to collect at the grading.

Please Note: There will be a £2.00 admin charge for forgotten membership books. Admin charge for damagaed / lost books: White to green belt £5.00 / Green stripe and blue belt £7.00.

If your membership is out of date

Your renewal date can be found in the front of your child’s SAMA membership book. This needs to be in date for their training and grade test. Please click here to renew or alternatively this can be done directly with you class instructor.

Students must wear

A clean pressed gi (karate suit) and belt with SAMA badge sewn on the left breast. Karate girls are allowed to wear a plain white t-shirt or vest under their karate jacket but boys must be bare chested under their karate jacket. Also no jewellery is allowed be worn during thegrade test including earrings. If you are unable to remove earrings they can be taped over.

Please also note

All karate orange belts and above must bring a set of plain white elasticated sparring equipment as they are required to spar for grade. Students without equipment will automatically drop apass mark, which could result in a fail. Sparring kit can be purchased from your class instructor or via our equipment provider Strike Sport. Click here for the direct link to the correct sparring kit needed.

Karate pre-grade class

Pre-grade classes are for children who have 3 stripes on their belt or children who are very close to grade and need stripes in order to go for grade. The class gives children extra practice on the day of their test. This class has many benefits for the students including;

  • Practice on all aspects of the grade work.
  • Practice on blocks, kicks & punches, stances, breathing, strength, focus etc all very important to achieving a good pass. 
  • An extra confidence boost to shake off any nerves and highly reduce the risk of failure.

There is no need to pre book for this class. The cost of the class is £5 per student payable on the day. Unfortunately due to the layout of the college there is no available viewing area for parents for the pre-grade class. Parents are welcome to stay within the waiting area which has some seating. If leaving the college during the pre-grade class please make sure you are back before the end of the pre-grade class, as parents return to the venue to stay with their children before they grade.

Grade fees - All payable on the day

  • Pre-Grade Class fee £5.00
  • Beginner to blue belt kids grading fee £15.00 (up to 18yrs)
  • Beginner to blue belt adults grading fee £20.00
  • Belts to buy - Plain £5.00/Stripe belts £6.00

Also available on the day

There will also be a large variety of equipment and accessories available to purchase on the day of the grading.

These items can also be purchased via our equipment provider Strike SportClick here to visit their website.

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