Okinawa Karate Association U.K.
Tel: 07931 100054
History of Katas
Dojo Rules and Etiquette
Links to Clubs
Essex Group of Clubs called the Shi Gakko Shuudan
Kent Club called the Ryo Shin Kan
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Merit Badge Expert, Reggie Went
In addition to gradings, merit badges may be achieved by completing certain tasks.
Badge examinations are normally restricted to one or two badges per month, in order to keep training costs down. Students may decide which badges they would like to be examined for, alternatively a badge can be chosen for the student by the instructor. Merit Badge examinations may be taken at any time, with the permission of the instructor.
The numbers of the badges are not sequential. They are the manufacturers numbers and have been taken from a larger list, some of which are for Judo etc.
Badges should be sewn on the upper sleave of the Karate suit, starting with the left sleeve first. They should be sewn in rows of three starting at the top of the sleeve with a maximum of fifteen on each arm.
The instructor will keep a record of badges passed by students, however why not download the following chart and keep your own record of progress.
Reggie's sleeves are covered with badges