Black Belt Grading

instructions eda



Region: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: 13 November 2021
Time: 8:00 - 15:00


1. You will be given written instructions at the start of the course and at various points during the grading participation. These instructions must be followed carefully and accurately. Failure to do so may lead to you being disqualified from the grading.

2. You may not carry any weapons or tools with you while participating in the grading course. (With the exception of Preparation Item #2 listed below.)

3. You may carry a water bottle or similar refreshment/s. This is encouraged as you will very likely become dehydrated over the duration of the course.

4. The weather forecast indicates a 50% likelihood of rain. The grading will proceed as scheduled unless there is danger due to severe lightning.

5. From the time you arrive at the gathering point, until the time that you are deployed at the starting point of the course to begin your grading, you are not permitted to speak to anyone and must observe strict silence. Thereafter, you can communicate freely.

6. By law, anyone out in public must wear a mask. You will be required to do so, although you may exercise discretion as to when it is appropriate to wear it (when in a crowded area or near other people, versus perhaps pulling your mask down when away from people, during physical exertion etc). Please note that you are solely responsible, both socially and legally. 



Gathering Point:

260 Highland Rd

Time: 7:30am



These two preparation options are not compulsory, but may help you during the grading evaluation.

Item 1:

Memorize this Latin proverb:

Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim

If you are able to recall and repeat this proverb when asked during the course, you will be provided with a significant advantage.

Item 2:

At some point during the course, you will be required to use a rolled up magazine. You may bring one with you and carry it in addition to your other tasks. If you choose not to bring or carry one, one will be provided to you when you need it... but there will be a price.



If there are any other requirements or changes, these will be communicated to you.