grad1Our goal at HMA is to assist you in obtaining the highest rank – Black Belt!

With the successful striping system in place and coloured belts being awarded after set milestones are reached you will accomplish your personal goals step by step with the ultimate goal being Black Belt and Beyond.

For Big Legends and above to be eligible to grade you must have completed your 30 classes and have received all required stripes.

grad2You also must be registered prior to the closing date listed on the website with your pre-testing completed on the advertised dates.

Belt rank advancements are awarded based on the proficiency level attained in each area of the curriculum for the relevant grade. The following criteria serve as a guide for determining such proficiency.


Application, Posture, Enthusiasm, Effort, Control, Balance, Stance and Focus.


Application, Posture, Explosiveness, Timing, Focus, Speed, Balance, Enthusiasm and Co-ordination.


Technique, Timing, Application, Power, Stance, Attitude, Fluency, Enthusiasm and

Self Defence

Technique, Quickness, Timing, Power, Accuracy, Control, Confidence, Enthusiasm, Conceptual Understanding


Timing, Focus, Power, Explosiveness, Speed, Tactical Understanding, Confidence, Control, Stamina, Defensive Skills, Controlled Aggressiveness, Distancing.

Gradings for 2017 are as follows:
8th February 7.00pm to 8.30pm
22nd March 7.00pm to 8.30pm
3rd May 7.00pm to 8.30pm
14th June 7.00pm to 8.30pm
19th July 7.00pm to 8.30pm
23rd August 7.00pm to 8.30pm
4th October 7.00pm to 8.30pm
15th November & 13th December 7.00pm to 8.30pm


Building a better Community, one Black Belt at a time!