I hear this a lot, as I do most of the Beginner gradings at the Academy, but really *no-one* ever feels they're ready to grade.  However, I've graded so many people, that if I say you're ready, you really are!

One of my friends put it very well, saying that once people have taken the plunge and done their grading, then they grow into their belts. I think that's such a nice way to express it!

Gradings are on my mind just now, as a whole bunch of people are coming up to be graded soon, due to their hard work and dedication. Well done to all of them!