Normal Minimum Training Times between grades
|Grade Range||Normal minimum times between gradings|
|Below 3rd Kyu (Brown Belt)||Normally 3 months training twice a week|
|3rd Kyu & 2nd Kyu||Min 3, normal 6 months training twice a week|
|1st Kyu to 1st Dan||Min 6, normal 12 months|
|1st Dan to 2nd Dan||2 Years and over 16 years old.|
|2nd Dan to 3rd Dan||3 Years|
|3rd Dan to 4th Dan||4 Years|
|4th Dan to 5th Dan||5 Years|
|6th Dan and above||Very Exceptional|
The examiner, in conjunction with the Club Sensei, can use discretion for the kyu waiting times.
Only Kanazawa kancho can vary the Dan Grade requirements.
Grading examiners can vary up to two of the kihon / kumite grading requirements.