Re: Grading Issues and Questions :MAD:
We have grading every three months also - that does not mean you do grade every three months.
You are eligible to grade if you put in the hours so with my group the first three kyu grades can be done at each successive grading but after that every second. And you just might be advised to take some more time on top of that.
What this does mean though is that a beginner in the dojo is often overwhelmed a bit with cost especially after he has put out the initial cost of joining a dojo. It doesn't take long for things to be a bit more spread out and manageable.