I would like to congratulate Kyle Elkenhans and Luke Schmidt for their successful grading on Sunday to Shodan and Nidan, respectively, in Kyushu Ryu Jujitsu.
I was again honoured to be invited by Jim Stackpool shihan, to be a part of the auxiliary grading panel for the day. Both candidates showed great spirit in the trying conditions, with heat and humidity turned up to extreme levels. Congratulations too for the uke who ably assisted throughout the 90 minute grading, particularly Moti Ram who put his body on the line for nage no kata for both candidates.
It was lovely to catch up with friends from the wider jujutsu community, and we hope to see some of them in Toowoomba in coming months as the Club hosts our open events!