Grading Dates 2019
Saturday 30th March
Saturday 29th June
Saturday 28th September

Saturday 14th December

New Changes to Our Grading System:
From September 2018, we will conduct "Sho", "Mon" & Kyu Gradings at all our Events.
This is to enable Students that have genuinely been unable to attend, to Grade at the next one.
Brown & Black Belt Gradings will be conducted in June & December.

Our new method of Grading, incorporates a "Mon" level, with 4  public Grading dates available in each year, allowing the vast majority of Students to Grade at each point of progress and to be better prepared.

The "Mon" Grade will have a Stripe to the Main Colour, Students will then progress to the "Kyu" Grade, which will be a Full Colour Belt. There will be 3 months to prepare for the Grading and Students will only be expected to complete around ½ Syllabus content on each Grade, plus an added Fitness & Stamina Module.

In line with the current UK Educational System, this process has a proven record towards better marks and creating a greater level of pass, which in turn helps produce a higher quality Kickboxing Student.

ALL Gradings will be held at Shögun Headquarters in Swansea.

Kickboxing KIDZ  & KIDZ XL (Excel) 9.00 - 9.30
10th Mon/Kyu (Grey/Stripe & Grey) 9.30 - 10.00
9th Mon/Kyu (Red/Stripe & Red) 10.00 - 10.30
8th Mon/Kyu (Yellow/Stripe & Yellow) 10.30 - 11.00

7th Mon/Kyu (Orange/Stripe & Orange) 11.00 - 11.30

6th Mon/Kyu (Green/Stripe & Green) 11.30 - 12.00
5th Mon/Kyu (Blue/Stripe & Blue) 12.00 - 12.30
4th Mon/Kyu (Purple/Stripe & Purple) 12.20 - 1.00

3rd Mon/Kyu & Above (Brown/Stripe, Brown & Black Belt) 1.00 - 2.30

Next Grading
(Saturday 30th March 2019)
Swansea, Kidwelly, Pembrey, Burry Port & Ferryside Clubs

A Shögun "General Course" will be held in between Gradings.

These Courses are a Grading requirement for ALL Students.
The cost of these Courses will be reduced, to cater for the increase in numbers.

Please see Course Page for details.


Grading Dates 2020
Saturday 28th March
Saturday 27th June
Saturday 26th September

Saturday 19th December


Dan Grades (Black Belts)



Sebastian Payne

December 2014


Lara Edwards

December 2013


Gareth Evans celebrated St. Davids Day in true fashion today.
Passing his Nidan (2nd Dan Black Belt) with another gruelling Grading at H.Q. in Swansea. 

Totally drained, following the 1 hour and 40 minute test of his skill and endurance,
he emerged victorious to add the extra step on that coveted "Black Belt".
Just look at that sweat!
Very Well Done!





Gareth Evans made the Grade today (24th June 2009).

Passing his "Shodan" (1st Dan Black Belt) with a grueling Grading at the H.Q..

With absolutely no strength left,

following the 1 hour and 10 minute test of his skill and endurance,

he emerged victorious to don the coveted "Black Belt".

Very Well Done, Paul & Irene.



Gareth (Including the Sweat)

"The Weak Fall By The Wayside
Only The Strong Survive!"


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