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Black Belt Degree Application form

Full Name:

TSTUK Membership number:

Degree Applying for:

Date of last grading:

Evidence to submit:

Please state all courses and competitions attended since last grading:

How many Black belt training sessions you have attended since your last grading?


Weekly

Monthly

Less frequent

Teaching and instructing information.


Club instructor           

          

Assistant instructor   

                        

Weekly voluntary helper


Helped out occasionally      

                 

Never helped out


I have trained continuously since my last grading:


Once a week                    

Twice a week                    

More than twice a week

Please give examples of how you have improved in areas since your last grading: i.e. a stretching program you use, attending squad training, private lessons, books you may have read etc?


Why I feel I have earned the grade I am applying for?


I have filled out the form as honestly as I can, ad to the best of my knowledge correctly?

I have read, and met the above degree criteria. I have spoken to and gained the permission of my instructor before filling out this form.

Please tick the box below if you agree to this statement

Below to be graded by TSTUK panel

Minimum criteria

For 1st degree to 2nd Degree Black belt

A minimum of 2 years continued training at twice a week

 Once a week a period of 3 years will be required.

An improved performance from previous grading would also be needed in all areas

For 2nd degree to 3rd Degree Black belt

A minimum of 3 years continued training at twice a week

 Once a week a period of 4 years will be required.

An improved performance from previous grading would also be needed in all areas

For 3rd degree to 4th Degree Black belt

A minimum of 3 years continued training at twice a week and weekly teaching

A minimum of 4 years continued training at twice a week.

 Once a week a period of 5 years will be required.

An improved performance from previous grading would also be needed in all areas


Below to be graded by ITF panel

Minimum criteria

For 4th degree to 5th Degree Black belt

A minimum of 4 years continued training at twice a week and weekly teaching

A minimum of 5 years continued training at twice a week

Once a week training a minimum of 6 years continued training

An improved performance from previous grading would also be needed in all areas

For 5th degree to 6th Degree Black belt

A minimum of 5 years continued training at twice a week and weekly teaching

A minimum of 6 years continued training at twice a week

Once a week training a minimum of 7 years continued training

An improved performance from previous grading would also be needed in all areas

For 6th degree to 7th Degree Black belt

A minimum of 6 years continued training at twice a week and weekly teaching

A minimum of 7 years continued training at twice a week

Once a week training a minimum of 8 years continued training

An improved performance from previous grading would also be needed in all areas


*Please note that teaching alone and not training does not constitute to time between gradings. An instructor who is not training themselves cannot be improving.

*Teaching is for senior instructors only not students who just help out.



If you are due to take a 2nd degree grading or higher please read the criteria and make sure you are eligible to grade. Speak to your instructor and check they believe you are up to the required standards required.


If so please either download, fill in and return the form on the right here, or if you prefer, fill out the online version below and submit.

TSTUK admin will let you know of the outcome of your application in time.

TSTUK application to grade 2nd.pdf