Black Belt Grading
The 2015 Winter Black Belt Grading takes place in Quin Community Centre on Saturday December 5th for Dan Grade applicants testing for 2nd Dan and above and in Ennis National School in Sunday December 6th for those testing for 1st Dan. Candidates should arrive for 10am on Saturday for an 11am start and for 9.00am on the Sunday for a 10am start. Please make sure to arrive the hour in advance to complete registration and to allow your candidate time to prepare themselves for the test.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday November 18th.
On this deadline only those who fully complete the application process will be accepted:
ITA Bylaws extract (please downliad the ITA Bylaws and ITF Bylaws below for more info)
a) The minimum age to apply for promotion for 1st Dan black belt is 13 years of age. The candidate must be at least 13 years of age within the month of the black belt grading.
b) All those aged 16 years and older applying to test for 1st Dan and above must have officiated on at least 2 days of ITA national tournaments in the 18 months prior to their test
c) All those aged 16 years and older who umpire at 3 of the ITA tournaments in the 12 months prior to their black belt test are eligible for the following bonus marks towards their grading; national C class 15 marks, national B class 20 marks, national A class 25 marks, International B & A class 30 marks
d) National A and International B umpires who umpire at 3 ITA tournaments in one year will be entered into an annual draw. The winner will be expensed to attend an IUC in Europe i.e. the ITA will cover the cost of their flights, accommodation and course fee.
Call Sheet Black Belt Grading (Updated Jan 2015)
Application form (includes individual application form, PAR Q physical activity readiness questionnaire, and club form) All parts to be completed and sent to ITA Secretary General.
ITF Bylaws (please go to section on grading requirements and waiting periods)
ITA Bylaws (please pay special attention to black belt grading requirements, umpire incentives, bonus marks etc)
Please ensure the following fees are paid to the ITA treasurer on the day of the grading in cash or cheque/draft made payable to ITA, those who do not have all fees and documents will not be allowed to test. These fees may also be paid in advance by sending to ITA Treasurer, Mr. Kevin Kinsella, 13 Iniscarraig, Ennis, Co. Clare: