Following member feedback, and an intensive period of strategic review, British Taekwondo are pleased to announce significant changes to the structure and process of Dan Grading across the organisation.
Dan Gradings from 1st to 3rd Dan will now be enabled at Club level, led and examined by a panel with a 6th Dan Instructor and two 4th Dan Instructors as a minimum. These club gradings will be supplemented by two National Dan Grading sessions led by British Taekwondo. Applications for 4th Dan and above will continue to be examined at the British Taekwondo National Dan Gradings.
Mike Mckenzie, British Taekwondo Board Director and Member of the Technical Committee highlighted that ‘we are aware that our instructor base has changed dramatically over the last few years with more and more achieving higher grade status. This has given us the opportunity to empower these instructors within their club settings and the Board are delighted to be able to bring in these new protocols. We hope that the flexibility and opportunity this now affords will benefit all within British Taekwondo including our instructors, their clubs and our individual members on their grading journey’.
Further details of the booking, administration and certification process can be found here