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Black belts - 1st Dan

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1st Dan Black Belt

Congratulations on your promotion.

Our Black Belt syllabus teaches you even more about the art including;

  • Speciality techniques,
  • Advanced skills & patterns (3 per Dan),
  • Umpires skills/course Part 1 (16yrs & above)
  • Officiate or compete in at least 2 events per year. Includes 1 National TAGB event.
  • Other optional courses/skills for assisting/Instructing and/or officiating.
  • Assisting at Coloured belt gradings (optional),
  • Star grading system (mandatory for under 16yrs) – (Syllabus)
  • Minimuim training time before 2nd Dan:- 2 years

Black belts can learn more about teaching/officiating. Minimum age for formal courses:-

Umpires & Assistant instructors: 16 years.

Referee & Instructors courses: 18 years.

Black belts must attend pre-gradings every 6 months & attend all 3 pre-gradings that occur in the 2 months immediately before their grading date.

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