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EGKA Winter Gasshuku Weekend on the 4th & 5th December 2021

We look forward to greeting you at the EGKA training and IOGKF grading weekend that begins at 12:00 on Saturday, 4th December 2021.

Pre-Registration and payment required by 28th November 2021: please click here.

Coronavirus Update - A message from Sensei Ernie:

There will be no restrictions at this event but in line with government guidelines caution is advised.
Sensei has advised that if you wish to wear a mask then please do so. If you do not want to make contact then that is okay even for grading however you will be expected to mimic all aspects of the grading that other candidates are performing during the grading.

Training Venue

12 Quays Woodchurch Dojo
Woodchurch High School Sports Complex
Carr Bridge Road
Wirral, CH49 7NG

Saturday Training Session:

12:00 to 16:00 - All adult/cadet grades

Saturday Grading Registration

16:00 to 16:30 - Grading registration comfirmation for adult grading candidates

Sunday Training Times:

09:00 to 12:00 - All junior, cadet and adult grades

All students intending to grade on Sunday must attend the Saturday training sessions and adults must attend the Sunday morning training session.

Grading: Sunday afternoon

12:30 - 12:50 Written examination (Shodan to Sandan) (Yondan & Godan essay to Sensei Ernie prior to gasshuku)
13:00 - 16:00 Grading

Training Fees:

  Saturday Sunday Both Days
Adults (18yrs & above) £35 £20 £45
Cadets (14yrs to 17yrs) £20 £15 £30
Juniors (<13yrs or younger) £15 £15 £25

Family concession: Only first two highest fee-paying members of the immediate family pay - the others train for free.

Grading Registration Process - Please read carefully.

Please ensure that you have pre-registered via your instructor to Sensei Ernie and the pre-registration form by the 13th November 2021 with the following detail:
Junior or Adult.
Current Grade.
Date Grade obtained.
Test Grade.
Retest Y/N.
All Dan grading candidates must have submitted a brief karate CV.
All candidates MUST have attended at least two EGKA courses in the 12 months prior to their grading (this Winter Gasshuku does not count if you are grading). Tournaments do count for Juniors and Cadets (under 18 years).

Grading Forms

Grading registration for all candidates will be 16:00-16:30 on Saturday.  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
Kyu Grade Registration Form

Please retain your grading form and bring it with you to hand to the secretary at the Saturday registration.

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 Brown Belts Adult Black belts Junior Black Belts
  1st Kyu: £40 Shodan: £120 Shodan: £100
  2nd Kyu: £40 Nidan: £150 Nidan: £120
  3rd Kyu: £40 Sandan: £200  
    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.

EGKA Membership

Every person applying to grade must ensure their EGKA membership will remain in force up to date of the grading weekend.

To renew expired membership, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding the grading weekend, please contact secretary@egka.org.uk

Venue: 12 Quays Woodchurch, Liverpool