- Examination candidates must use the KSKA Grading Application Form (PDF
or DOC) and transmit it to one of the
- On receipt of the application the Shihankai member will decide when and where the applicant is proposed for
- For a grading from 1st to 3rd Dan the applicant needs a signature from a full member of the KSKA on the application
form. This member must have minimum one grade higher than the applicant will try.
- For grading to 4th Dan and above the applicant must be a member in the KSKA. If his / her member status is
provisional or dormant (see Membership/Status) a grading is not permitted (this is fixed in the Statutes). The application form has to be
signed by one member of the Shihankai.
- 5th Dan and above grading are exclusively held at the Gasshukus.
- 1st - 4th Dan grading can be undertaken by one member of the Shihankai.
- 5th Dan grading and above must be undertaken by minimum 2 members of the Shihankai (Exceptions may be made in
special occasions with the approval of the Shihankai).
- Members who present themselves for 4th Dan and above examination are expected to participate regularly at the KSKA
- Minimum waiting time between gradings are stipulated in the syllabus. Remember: The minimum waiting time is for
Karateka who have reached an exceptional high technical and mental level.
- After a grading the KSKA Grading List (PDF or DOC) must be completed by the Examiner and sent to the General
The cost for each Dan grading is € 100. Candidates who fail the examination will be refunded by € 50 of the
fee. For subsequent attempts they are only required to pay € 50 without refunds on failure.
Grading Application Form: PDF
KSKA Grading List: PDF DOC
Acceptance of Dan grades from other organisations
On entry in the KSKA the Dan grade of a new member will be recognised and added to our Dan list with a note of the
organisation which granted it.
If a KSKA member upgrades his level outside of the KSKA, it will not be recognised as a KSKA grade.
If a member leaves the KSKA and upgrades outside of the KSKA and then reapplies for membership of the KSKA, the new
Dan Grade again will not be recognised.
For further information please ask the KSKA General Secretary.