Kodokan Martial Arts hold gradings every 3 months for Anshin Ryu Karate. So low grade students, if training twice per week could grade every three months. However, when they reach a higher Kyu grade this time becomes every six months. But they also need to reach a level in which their standard is acceptable to grade. We do not believe in giving out grades (belts) for the sake of generating money, our students need to has the prerequisite in time and standard. For each grade this minimum amount of time can be see on the “Belt System” page under “Training” Page (Belt System).

With Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International grading it is based on the times as set down by MKKI Honbu dojo.

We believe that standards should always come first before grading, which makes you a good martial artist. It’s not about obtaining the next belt! Sensei says that it is always better to have a high standard yellow belt than a poor standard green belt.