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2021 Special Dan Grade Course (Loughborough)



Events may be cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic.

Instructors : Sensei Billy Higgins (8th Dan), Sensei Jim Brennan (8th Dan) and Sensei Frank Brennan (8th Dan)


Training: 11.00am - 1.00pm

Grading for Sandan and Above: 2.00pm onwards



This course is for KUGB Dan grades only. The grading is for those taking Sandan and above.

All those training and grading must have an up-to-date KUGB licence.  Grading forms can be downloaded via your KUGB.ME account.  Please print this out, attach a passport size photo and bring it with your along with your Licence book and Special Course Record Slip.

Instructors must complete the official permission form on KUGB.ME.  

Gumshield and approved hand-mitts are compulsory for Kumite.


3rd Dan - £90 
4th Dan - £100 
5th Dan - £110 
6th Dan - Free

Re-take (Kata or Kumite only):

3rd Dan - £70 
4th Dan - £75 
5th Dan - £80 
6th Dan - Free

The above fees include a KUGB Dan-grade certificate and registration for successful candidates. Cheques & POs should be payable to KUGB. Certificates will be sent by post.

Those taking 5th Dan and above must have provided a typed thesis of 1500-2000 words to the secretary of the Technical Committee at the KUGB Administration Office at least one month prior to the course. Those taking 6th Dan should also include a typed CV.

Those who fail a Dan-grading may re-take their grading at the next Special Dan Course.

Location Loughborough University Holywell Fitness Centre Epinal Way Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 3QF