The grade you will be on joining the Dojo the at will be 9th Kyu.
If you have learnt Karate previously and gained a number of belts then please discuss with Sensei Julian Mallalieu on joining and you may be assessed during the next grading to determine your entry level grade.
Grading colours and schemes differ between organisations. You will notice that there is no RED belt in our organisation. These are reserved for Junior Dan grades [Black belts].
You may also notice that the Kata order differs slightly to other Karate organisations with Pinan Shodan being be 3rd Pinan [Heian] Kata that is learnt. Shihan Demura decided to move the order slightly to assist with flow of skills learnt at lower levels.
More importantly, just because you have learnt your Kata and achieved your grade does not mean that you should stop practicing it. You will continuously have to demonstrate the Kata that you know (and should know).
Rank: 9th Kyu (White)