Following on from last year’s inaugural schedule, we are pleased to share with you the dates for TND’s upcoming stripe days and grading exams in 2017.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with our Rank System, at Team Nogueira Dubai we utilise a comprehensive, standardised grading method to gauge individuals’ progress and competence levels within their chosen disciplines. This is a proven system, unique in the region, and is based on martial arts practices in order to help you successfully reach your goals and objectives.

The 2017 TND


Stripe days are held every month at Team Nogueira Dubai, with accompanying belt “grading days” on a bi-annual basis. Grading day is a testing programme that allow members to progress through the ranks. It is comprised of a theory and practical exam that is specific to each discipline and rank. The requirements for the test will be announced beforehand and all qualifying students will be prepared for the event in the weeks leading up to promotion day.

The Rank System is for all ages, weights, experience and fitness levels. If you are a beginner that has never been in a gym, or a top level athlete looking for your next challenge, this system may be just be what you need to drive to the next level in your path to success!

Please note: attendance requirements for every stripe must be met prior to the set stripe dates and belt testing. If you have any queries on the rank system, stripes or grading days, please ask your coach directly!


Stripe Days
January 25/26 2017
February 22/23 2017
March 29/30 2017
April 26/27 2017
May 24/25 2017
June 21/22 2017
July 26/27 2017
August 23/24 2017
September 27/28 2017
October 25/26 2017
November 22/23 2017

Grading Days (Belt Eaxams)
May 13 2017
December 16 2017