I am very happy to officially announce that the grading conducted on the 6 July 2015 were all successful, and included a number of outstanding results, and results that everyone should be proud of. First to the grades:
- John Watton — 6th Kyu
- Tony Schirmer — 6th Kyu
- Raymond Undery — 6th Kyu
- Dylan Green — 6th Kyu
- Aaron De Smet — 6th Kyu
- Tracy Campbell — 7th Kyu
- Reece Overton — 7th Kyu
- Matthew Mcerney — 9th Kyu
- Luke Jakins — 9th Kyu
There were some note worth performances, particularly from Tracy and Ray who did sufficiently well to obtain the higher of the grades that they were eligible for. Audience favourites were, of course, Reece and Dylan. Their consistent training and grace shone through over and about the requirements for the grade they could attempt. And John, Tony, Aaron, Matthew and Luke, who all acquitted themselves with honour and aplomb!
Well done everyone! Your individual successes are a result of the consistent work you have put into your own training and the generosity you have shown to others in offering yourself as a training partner.
Official grading certificates will be handed out shortly, and I am very much looking forward to seeing the splash of colour on the tatami.
For those starting their journey into the Chuden waza, you have a new peak to master over the next 1-2 years, to which I feel privileged to act as a guide. For those continuing their path in the Nyumon waza, I am very pleased with the foundation that you demonstrated at the grading and can see you successfully completing this stage with continued determination and application.