1st Dan

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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 & 3 patterns,
  • Umpires Part 1: (mandatory for 16yrs & above)
  • Officiate or compete in at least 2 events per year. Includes 1 National TAGB event.
  • Star grading system (mandatory for under 16yrs) – (Syllabus)
  • Must attend Pre-gradings with TAGB Grand Masters / Masters every 6 months
  • Minimuim training time before 2nd Dan:- 2 years
  • Assisting at Coloured belt gradings (optional)
  • Other optional courses & skills for assisting/Instructing, referee and/or officiating.

Available courses & min ages:-

Umpires PT1: 16 years & over. (Madatory)

Class Assistant Course: for 14years old & over (optional - to assist 'supervised' by your instructor at sessions),

Assistant instructors Course: for 17yrs & above (optional - can teach with or without your instructor's supervision)

School Instructors Management course: (Optional for adults who have passed both Assistant Instructors & Instructors courses).

Referee Pt 1 : 18 years & above (optional).

Referee Pt 2: 18 years & over (Optional)

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


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