POW Martial Arts Grading

Gradings bring out the best in students. I can’t say why but all students are able to pull out 15% more than any other times during class on Grading Day. I would bet it has a lot to do with excitement and the adrenaline pumping !

Gradings are a really important part of a students journey. Testing the level, techniques, patterns and knowledge of the art of a student at their current level is important so they can be assessed on their readiness to progress to the next level.

It is imperative for self defense training that students overcome their nerves to perform when required. In a real life situation, you will be required to perform under a great deal of pressure with adrenaline charging. The grading system conditions students to be able to perform under pressure.

There are four gradings in a year. To proceed to Grading a student needs to be training consistently, practicing each week and be able to perform all of the techniques required at their level. Above all else they must have a good attitude towards training, our instructors and fellow students.

Grade whenever possible; don’t miss a grading, prepare yourself properly and be ready for it on time.

Advancing, learning new techniques, building on your self defense skills is important. It brings confidence and a better attitude knowing that you have achieved your mini goal and are moving forward.

It is the instructors job to do all we can to prepare a student for progression to the next level. However it is important that a student develops a sense of personal responsibility in preparing for Grading over the months. They must practice. Some students will need to practice more than others according to their own ability.

GRADING – 2018

If you have received a Grading form from Your Instructor, We are pleased to inform you that you have been deemed eligible to be assessed.

Sunday 25th March 2018
Sunday 24th June 2018
Sunday 16th September 2018
Sunday 2nd December 2018


Students are deemed to be eligible for their next belt grading assessment based on:
1. attendance,
2. performance,
3. attitude to training, and
4. knowledge of current grading requirements for their level
5. The Five Tenets of Tae Kwon-Do

The Instructors will issue you with a Grading Form Invitation if you are eligible to attend.

Please note belt rankings at Toi Gye may only Grade every second Grading. Please speak with your Instructor for more details.



If you have received a Grading form from Your Instructor, We are pleased to inform you that you have been deemed eligible to be assessed. Gold Coast Dojang.


Grading Commence at 10:00 am

Grading Fee

Children’s Class Grading Fee – $50.00 per student
Teen / Adult’s Class Grading Fee – $60.00 per student

Please note Grading Fees are subject to change.



Traditional Uniform
(Jacket, Pants and belt).
NO T/Shirts or Cotton Training Shirts.
Females can wear sports top under jacket.

RED Belts and above – Mandatory Canvas Uniform. (must be arranged prior to the Grading Day)


• Students arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to prepare.
• Please do not sit on chairs in your uniform; it is disrespectful to the art. If you wish to watch the adult’s grading, BRING NORMAL CLOTHES and change out of your traditional uniform after your grading is completed.
• Students must remain for the entire grading test (i.e. the full hour).
• Please turn off all mobile phones or to silent during the grading.
• NO PHOTOS OR VIDEOS TO BE TAKEN DURING THE GRADING. Please wait until the Grading has been completed.
For more information, contact Instructors on 0468 477 951, or email