Grading examinations are held
every three months at the Konjaku Shin National School of Karate.
There is a minimum waiting period of three months between the grades
of 9th to 3rd kyu. The minimum
waiting period for
the grades of 2nd and 1st kyu is six months. Minimum waiting
period from 1st kyu brown
belt to 1st dan black belt is also
six months. These periods vary, depending on each students progress,
the amount of training put in.The minimum waiting period between each dan grades corresponds
to the dan
grade number itself, i.e: 1st dan to 2nd dan minimum
waiting period is two years, then three years from
2nd dan to
third dan etc.