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Advanced Training course and grading, Stratford on 8th & 9th September 2018

This is an advanced training weekend led by Sensei Ernie, 8th Dan, Chief Instructor EGKA, Vice Chief Instructor IOGKF.

The Saturday session is open to any 3rd Dan (particularly those who are working towards gradings in the following year) and above. Please bring your own chi-ishi, bag gloves and pads. The Sunday session is limited to 3rd Dans who are grading on this weekend and 4th Dans and above only.

Any person wishing to grade on this weekend should email Sensei Ernie with a brief resume of their grading history and attendance at EGKA/IOGKF events.

Please note, this is a closed training and grading weekend. No spectators are permitted.

Training venue:

Stratford upon Avon School
Alcester Road
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 9DH


Saturday Training 12:00 to 17:30 with breaks
Sunday Training 10:00 to 12:00

Sunday - Grading 13:00 to 17:00 (warm up from 12:30)

Course Fees:

Saturday £30, Sunday £20
Weekend: £45
Please bring the correct money and pay on the day.

All participants must ensure their EGKA membership is up to date. To renew expired memberships, please click here.

Grading Forms

You will need your completed form, licence book and fee.

Please make sure you use the latest version available for download here:

Dan Grade Registration Form

Please retain your grading form and bring it with you to hand to Sensei Ernie.

Grading Fees

Candidates will be able to register at the Grading Registration Desk and pay for their gradings at the times indicated. For administrative reasons we cannot accept cheques for amounts that combine training and grading fees.

Grading Fees Adult Black belts
  Yondan: £300
  Godan: £400

Please bring the correct cash or cheque made payable to the "EGKA" to be handed over with your registration form and licence book.

Grading fees will not be refunded if a student does not pass. That student will be given a 50% reduction in the grading fee when they retest at either of the next two grading sessions.

Hotels recommended by members in and around central Stratford:

  • Holiday Inn, Bridgefoot, Stratford, CV37 6YR. Tel: 0871 423 4879
  • Premier Inn, Peyton Street, Stratford, CV37 6UQ. Tel: 0871 527 9282
  • Best Western Grosvenor Hotel, Warwick Rd, Stratford, CV37 6YT. Tel: 01789 269213
  • Mecure Shakespeare Stratford Hotel, Chapel St, Stratford, CV37 6ER. Tel: 01789 294997