This programme incorporates kicking, striking & blocking techniques, joint manipulation, throws & take-downs as well as sweeps, positional escapes, joint locks and chokes in one single system. Containing 4 levels signified by different colour belts (White, Yellow, Orange & Red), students will spend an average minimum time of 1 year at each level before achieving a Black Belt. Once 1st Dan is achieved, National Time Served applies to each Dan Grade.
Unlike the TKD Programme, the SDS doesn't use a traditional/formal grading event. Ongoing assessments are conducted within classes and after a student has spent the required time at each belt and the instructor is satisfied with their performance of required techniques, the student is awarded their next belt. This is known a Progressive Grading.
PLEASE NOTE: The SDS programmes are only open to ages 11 and above. Furthermore, anyone under the age of 16 will need to go through a pre-assessment before being able to attend.