STATE GRADING INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION
The Victorian BJMA State Grading is our premier event. Hundreds of members come together to be part of this day. Share in the Physical, Spiritual and Mental test of a martial arts grading. These test range from members beating the nerves to be assessed after months of training to those going for their coveted BLACK BELT after years of dedication. It continues right through to those being honored after more than 4 decades of living as a martial artist and striving with every fiber of their being to be the best they can be in all aspects of the warriors code.
State Grading 2020 - Covid restrictions, changes.
Due to the sever interruption to training and the ongoing uncertainty to training restrictions, working with partners and large gatherings, the VLT and the Victorian grading co-ordinators have put together a plan towards 2020 and 2021. The coordinators used feedback from the last State Training Day, on zoom, to assist with making their decision as well as consideration to the requirements of each grading, expectations, and the importance of these gradings to everyone involved.
State Grading October 17th, 2020
We believe we can make this date an exciting spectacle and an inclusive day of celebration for all members of BJMA Victoria.
Coloured belts – to be lead by coordinator, Kyoshi Craig Bernotti
Black Belt (Shodan Ho) – with Shihan Peter Smedley
1st Degree (Shodan) – with Kyoshi Mike Quinn
Preparatory test and demonstration, towards a full grading in October 2021
2nd Degree, Eye of the Tornado form and sparring rounds with black belt candidates
3rd Degree, Eye of the Tornado and Wrath of the Python forms
4th Degree, 1 weapon form and Master of Darkness form
5th Degree, Dragons Way form
BJMA Vic Awards night, Oct 17th 2020
At this time we plan for this night to go ahead, we know we are all hungry to get together and share what has been a tough year. We will start selling tickets once Victoria announces a lifting of group celebration numbers. Beletti’s in Dandenong has been booked.
TIMETABLE FOR STATE GRADING
Please note this is the 2017 timetable. Running times will be similar but an updated timetable will not be released until mid September 2020
Needs to be completed and returned by all people grading. Must be received by September 14th.
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