Gradings at Newcastle Aikido Club are held regularly throughout the year. They are good way for students to develop and progress through the art.
In Newcastle Aikido club all Kyu grades wear white belts. At 2nd Kyu, the student may also wear a Hakama, which is a large black over-trouser. Black belts are worn by Dan grades.
Gradings are not compulsory within the club. The timings of gradings are flexible , students may grade when they and the instructor feels they are ready.