Grading exercises are typically conducted once every three months for both adults and kids. A minimum of 75% attendance is required in the three months leading up to a grading before you are eligible to apply to be graded.

The Board of Examiners, in consultation with the Instructors/ Chief Instructor, reserves the right to reject a grading application.


As you progress in training through grading exercises, you are awarded different coloured belts. The colour used, the relationship between belt colour and rank (Kyu) varies from club to club, for SKA it is as follows:

Colour Description Correspondng Kyu
White Belt (Beginner) 9th Kyu
Orange Belt with 3 stripes 8th Kyu
Orange Belt with 2 stripes 7th Kyu
Orange Belt with 1 stripe 6th Kyu
Full Orange Belt 5th Kyu
Brown Belt with 3 stripes 4th Kyu
Brown Belt with 2 stripes 3rd Kyu
Brown Belt with 1 stripe 2nd Kyu
Full Brown 1st Kyu
Black Belt with 3 stripes        (Below 16 years old) Junior Shodan
Black Belt                        (Above 16 years old) Shodan

2023 Grading fees are:

Junior Kyu Grading SGD $80.00
Adult Kyu Grading SGD $80.00
Junior Shodan Grading SGD $80.00
Adults’ Dan Grading USD $100.00

Grading Schedule for 2023

Grading Schedule 2023

Grading Date Category Closing Date
Sun, 05 March 2023 Adult & Junior Kyu Grading Sun, 19 February 2023
Sun, 02 July 2023 Adult & Junior Kyu Grading Sun, 04 Jun 2023
Sun, 27 August 2023 Adult & Junior Kyu Grading Sun, 30 July 2023
Sun, 17 December 2023 Adult & Junior Kyu Grading Sun, 26 July 2023
To be advised Adult DAN Grading To be advised

For more information, please contact SKA office at (+65) 6299 5740, Whatsapp or email