Next Grading: Saturday, 12th of March 2016

The next grading is coming up soon, so please make sure that you have an up-to-date license and that you have permission from Sensei Hession to grade.

If you require a new belt, please let Sensei know your name, belt colour and size required as soon as possible, either on class, via phone (07976995472) or Facebook.

There will be a training session at 11am first, open to everyone. Gradings will take place straight afterwards. Please make sure to bring your license and grading fee.

The grading will take place at Bartley Green Dojo:

Bartley Green Community Leisure Centre
103 Adams Hill
Bartley Green
B32 3QJ


The other grading dates can be found here!




Lyndsay Daly 2nd Dan Presentation

At the last grading, Lyndsay Daly who has been training at Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate Club for a number of years, passed her 2nd Dan. Here, Sensei Hession is presenting her with her Nakmas grading certificate. Congratulations on this tremendous achievement, Lyndsay!


Lyndsay Daly 2nd Dan


Louis full 2nd kyu grading

Here are some photos of student Louis being presented with his new belt. Louis is the first student who elected to be graded by Sensei Hession at Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate club. Louis received his full 2nd kyu with distinction.

louis 1louis 2




Grading Day

Some photos from grading day, September 19th, 2015.

Click on the photo below to see the entire album.


Grading Day