First Kung Fu grading of 2023

First Kung Fu grading of 2023

First Kung Fu grading exam of 2023

The first Kung Fu grading of 2023 is here! This year has proceeded at warp speed! Your grading examination is right around the corner and as such, here are the details you need to know.

Our focus needs to turn to our GOALS (the pursuit of excellence = black belt). We should have been frantically practicing our curriculum material, so we can ace our examinations. Your grading examinations are the culmination of months of hard work by YOU, the students. They are designed to test your physical abilities, aptitude, memory and understanding. They are a chance for students to showcase their growth in the pursuit of excellence. Every grading examination should be one of those milestone goals you check off in your pursuit of excellence.

Focus on getting that black belt

The grading examinations include striking techniques (Da 打), paired sequences (Chángguī 常规), board breaking techniques (Dapo 打破), combat sparring (Sanshou 散手), and the traditional routines known as Taolu (套路). Students are assessed in each category as part of their grading criteria. Our robust curriculum sets the requirements, standards and expectations for the grading examinations.

Information for New Students

Some of the requirements to be eligible for grading is that students must be registered and have a full Gi before participating. After learning their curriculum material, students will participate in mock examinations. If students pass the mock exams, their Instructor will issue them with a grading form.

Achieving your goals


Details for the First Kung Fu grading of 2023 are as follows:

When: Friday 31 March 2023, Kids from 5.30pm, Adults from 6.30 pm.

Where: 38 Kipling Street, Roslyn, Palmerston North – in the Roslyn School Hall.

Dress: Full traditional uniform (Kung Fu Gi and belt).

What to do: Show up at your allotted time and take the correct exam applicable to your rank. Make sure you have your sparring gear (where applicable).

How: Practice your grading material, show us your stuff, get a grading form, return it to us complete.

Excluding black belt grades, there are 20 rank levels in the Kung Fu Academy NZ. This requires a minimum of five years training to achieve the rank of black belt. Our curriculum challenges students in physical, mental and spiritual aspects. It requires great dedication, discipline and concentration to succeed. 

Good Luck and we’ll see you on the 31st March!

Need Extra Tuition?

If you require extra training because you think you might struggle with your grading exams, fear not! We offer private grading lessons to help you through your troubles. It usually takes one session and then you are good to go – all you need to do is listen, learn and practice what we show you. Book your private grading lesson using our booking form to ensure you get across the line with your grading.


Sifu Chan

BySifu Chan

Creator and Chief Instructor of Kung Fu Academy NZ.