Members’ Area

Useful Documents

To enable the club to run as efficiently as possible we make all of the documents that you might need nice and easy to find, so all you need to do is select the document you need, download it then print it out… simples!!

Please select from the below to find the items you need.

Resources & Information

An important part of the study of karate is access to the right information. The below links will provide you with everything that you need up to Brown Belt.

Club Grades

Its all about the experience the dojo

There are no universal standards within martial arts and this has led to wide ranging debate around validity of belts and grades within groups.  

Within the Bushido Hombu dojo we have taken an approach that some would say goes against tradition, however in reality it is closer to how progression would have historically been viewed before the belt system was adopted (which is only just over 100 years ago).

“In Okinawa belt only for holding up trousers” – Mr Miyagi (the original Karate Kid movie)

We see each member as progressing on their own path of karate, with the belt purely signifying the stage at which they are at.  We do not therefore try to artificially tie a belt colour to a standard, instead we base it upon experience and effort.  Through perseverance and completing the number of hours official training, each grade is achieved.  If it is considered that appropriate effort has not been displayed within the dojo, the number of hours required to complete the next belt is increased to take account of this.  Once a member has completed the appropriate time at their belt they may perform a demonstration of the appropriate syllabus to complete their current belt.

Taking this approach means that our grades are relevant within our dojo and create a hierarchy to help all members progress, with a clear view of who to approach for assistance and advice.  This then aligns with our training plan (syllabus) to build martial artists who commit to the art and progress at their own pace.

Current Members’ Grades

Congratulations to those marked with * as having recently been promoted through completion of our requirements and consistent effort within our dojos.

12th Kyu

White Belt
  • Havin Tunc

11th Kyu

White Belt – 1 black tag
  • Jake Varghese
  • Otto Garrod
  • Sebastian Ramirez
  • Vaani Grewal
  • Jia Arun
  • Ciwan Tunc
  • Feliks Redel
  • Sajeev Kodeeswaran

10th Kyu

White Belt – 2 black tags
  • Tarah Cobham
  • Arvind Satheesh 

9th Kyu

White & Orange Belt
  • Jeevan Grewal
  • Tobias Helmke
  • Xavier Helmke
  • Thanisk Kodeeswaran
  • Kira Archibald
Orange Belt
  • Theo Beames
  • Peter Cobham

8th Kyu

White & Red Belt
  • none
Red Belt
  • Kayra Juleff
  • Leon Markowicz
  • Bella Wilson
  • Matthew Wilson

7th Kyu

White & Yellow Belt
  • none
Yellow Belt
  • Violet McGrath 
  • Stephanie Calder
  • Kamron Archibald
  • Joel Arun 
  • Rohan Patel

6th Kyu

White & Green Belt
  • none 
Green Belt
  • Josh Pedder 

5th Kyu

White & Blue Belt
  • none
Blue Belt
  • Tanya Navarro
  • Greg Pedder
  • Maxi Ansell 

4th Kyu

White & Purple Belt
  • Hugo Redel 
Purple Belt
  • none 

3rd Kyu

Brown Belt
  • Karly Archibald
  • Nikki Avedian
  • Paulina Redel
  • Dan Pedder

2nd Kyu

Brown & White Belt
  • Rhea Joshi
  • Lily Tan

1st Kyu

Brown & Red Belt
  • Jensen Lee-Owen
  • Mati Markowicz
  • Mark Cripps
  • Gaurav Shiva

Black Belt Grades


  • None


  • Paul Markowicz
  • Hektor Redel
  • Dylan Musson
  • Connor Lee-Owen
  • Jim Walsh
  • David Hellyer
  • Phil Taylor
  • Chris Bloomfield
  • Fiona Scrimgeour
  • Adam Graham
  • Jasper Walsh
  • Stephen Papendorf
  • Ilyas Monadi
  • Zara Radford


  • Helen Vaux
  • Maciej Redel
  • Christina Fowler
  • Dessi Walsh
  • Colin Archibald


  • Alex Owen


  • Joe Pletersky
  • Barrie Lowther
Quick Links

© All Rights Reserved.