You can see the Grading Syllabus Here

We Normally hold a big all club Grading three times a year - in March, June and December.  We also hold a smaller Grading in September aimed at those who have trained during the summer.  Your Sensei will have information about Grading and will advise you if you are ready to Grade and for which kyu.

Our Next Grading will take place on

Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th of June 2024


Saturday 8th June in Wesley College, Ballinteer in the Sports Centre. D16NX73

Training for Black and Brown belts with Tom Kompier, 7th Dan from 1pm to 4:30pm (book on - €35 adults, €25 children)

Training for ALL - especially those Grading later - from 3pm to 4:30pm (pay on the door, adults €20, children €15)

Grading on Saturday for ALL adults (any grade attempt) and any Children attempting Purple Belt 5th kyu and above.

Grading registration for colour belts 9th to 1st kyu is €20.


Sunday 9th June in TALLAGHT LEISURE CENTRE - Fortunestown Way, Dublin 24   D24 KX38

Grading on Sunday for Children attempting stripes on a white belt to Orange belt (in the morning) and Red to Green (8th to 6th kyu) belts (in the afternoon).

Grading for white belt stripes is €14, all other kyu grades €20.  Please register below.



HDKI Ireland Training - with Tom Kompier 7th Dan*   (Book here)

Training on Saturday 1pm to 4:30pm aimed at High Grades,
training from 3pm to 4:30pm will facilitate those grading in the afternoon too.

Adults: €35 (all); €20 (from 3pm only)
Children (16yo and under): €25 (all); €15 (from 3pm only)

Pay On The Door Please



10am-11am - for all children with white belts going for stripes or Orange belts

1pm-2pm - for all children attempting Red, Yellow or Green belts

Training: €12 - pay on the door please


Grading Registrations CLOSE on Wednesday 5th June at 12am (midnight) - please remember Monday 3rd is a Bank Holiday!

Absolutely NO GRADING Registrations on the day. Please Do Not arrive on the day expecting to be Graded without registration as to refuse could offend.

Please HAND IN YOUR HDKI LICENCE BOOK TO YOUR SENSEI on/before Wednesday 5th June (nb - if you usually train on Mondays remember June 3rd is a bank holiday!).  If you haven't registered for a license yet you can do so here.  Please check your license is Valid (expiration date is usually one year after the last date in the Annual Fees section near the back of the book before Notes on page 36) and if you need to renew you can do so when registering for grading on this form (see below).

You can contact Susannah at or call 085 1412828



Grading Checklist

a) Register For Grading

b) Hand in your HDKI Licence (check valid, renew if required) before the deadline


b) Register for a New HDKI Licence

c) Prepare your White Karate Dogi (suit), wear no accessories.

d) Arrive in good time on the right day in the right place.