The qualification of a black belt is an important one and is taken very seriously within the Kent Karate Schools.
There are several black belts within the Kent Karate Schools, all are fully qualified, nationally registered and accredited black belts and are listed on the NAKMAS National Register of Qualified Black Belts
All black belts within the Kent Karate Schools have undergone strict black belt examination/grading by the NAKMAS National Governing Body Grading Panel. All examinations/gradings for black belt level are not club black belts, i.e not awarded by the club or assessed by any of the Kent Karate Schools black belts. They are all national black belts and examinations are conducted by an independent examination panel led by the chief black belt examiner, of at least 5th Dan in grade, or above.
The integrity of our schools is very important. By allowing an external chief examiner overseeing and awarding black belt grades ensures that there are no favouritism and that everyone is examined fairly, professionally and according to national standards, endorsed by the NAKMAS National Governing Body.
to view and or download the Black Belt Guidelines, revised January 2022 via pdf