While we love Karate, we know it is boring for the kids in the long run. Therefore, our training includes many joyful and sportive activities that have no direct connection to Karate. However, they significantly improve all the skills (e.g., coordination, balance) required for, basically, any sport activities when they grow up.
Grading is a natural development process in Karate, where everyone starts from the white belt (9th kyu in our Inoue-ha Shito-ryu style) symbolizing the superficial knowledge of the given Karate style.
Later on, the deeper your knowledge is, the darker your belt becomes (until 1st kyu, which is the brown belt).
After we obtained all colored belts, we can aim for a black belt (1st dan) symbolizing that we have mastered all the basics and fundamentals of Karate with proficiency.