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EGKA Winter Gasshuku Weekend on the 7th & 8th December 2024

We look forward to greeting you at the EGKA training and IOGKF grading weekend that begins at 12:00 on Saturday, 7th December 2024.

Pre-Registration is a REQUIREMENT and payment of training & grading would be appreciated by 30th November 2024: Please click here (nearer the gasshuku).

Training Venue

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 16:15 - 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 for training and grading using the link above.

ALSO please ensure that you have pre-registered via your instructor to Sensei Ernie and the pre-registration form below by the 23rd November 2024 with the following details:
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 16:00-16:15 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 need to be pre-registered and pay for their grading as directed in the registration process.

Grading Fees Brown Belts Adult Black belts Junior Black Belts Junior to Adult
  1st Kyu: £40 Shodan: £120 Shodan: £100 Shodan: £60
  2nd Kyu: £40 Nidan: £150 Nidan: £120 This is a reduced
  3rd Kyu: £40 Sandan: £200   Junior to Adult
    Yondan: £300   Black Belt
    Godan: £400   conversion price.

Please bring the correct registration form and membership book to double check your grading requirements..

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: Woodchurch High School, Liverpool