KUGB grading rules require a minimum of three months between kyu gradings and a training frequency of at least twice per week on average. The club normally holds 4 grading sessions each year.

Eligible members have the following opportunities to grade in 2020:

  • Friday 20th March (cancelled due to lockdown)
  • Friday 26th June (cancelled due to lockdown)
  • Friday 25th September
  • Friday 18th December

Gradings usually take place at Nottingham Trent University in The Lee Westwood Sports Centre and are preceded by a 1 hr training session for all.

The club’s external grading examiner is former world champion Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan the vice chairman of the KUGB. Read his profile on the link below: