Grading Rules and Hints

Follow some rules and hints that CARISMA students must follow before and during grading:

  • Uniform: the uniform is an important part of training together as a club. It’s important both while training in classes and during grading sessions.
  • Frequency of attendance: regardless of the minimum frequency suggested per each grading you should try to make sure that you exceed it rather than calculating the hours.
  • Physical flexibility: No score is given to physical flexibility because it would just help those people that are naturally flexible. At the same time flexibility is an integral part of the kickboxer skills so it should be trained very seriously by everybody. Considering that our sport rules don’t allow kicks below the belt then every kickboxer should be able of performing any kick well above his/her belt level. A person shorter than average must remember that he/she will often face opponents that are taller then he/she is so his/her kicks will have to be delevoped and trained to kick effectively a taller opponent.
  • Sparring: it is considered an optional training and activity.   While little or no sparring can be acceptable for the first few grades it makes little sense for higher grades not to capable of sparring competently against opponents of various skill level, size and physical shape. So for any rank above 5 kyu sparring should be considered as a must rather than optional.
  • What high-medium-low means: when performing a technique during grading (or during any other training session) the definition of high means your own head level, medium means stomach or chest area, while low means leg level.