Area Gradings - March 2007

Once again, in the opinion of the senior dan grades, standards at the recent gradings had risen. This is proof that the progress record card system is working and that students are practicing more at home.

It really is a pleasure to attend gradings where students come across more confident in their ability and capability. Even considering the numbers attending the afternoon, the grading was over very speedily and efficiently without appearing rushed.


Congratulations to all who passed their grading examinations but especially to the recipients of the club trophy awards.


Ampthill: Sam Fisher Brickhill: Luke Taylor Bletchley: Kirk Sinclair Bushfield: Emily Boycott Cedars: Alex Stout Clapham: Alison Ward and Sarah Ward Kempston: Andy Branch Newton Longville: Ethan Bigsby Newport Pagnell: Amber Hately Risley: Emily May Wolverton: Matthew Shemwell

Congratulations are also in order to Mrs Smita Patel and her daughter Shreena, who returned from university to attend the grading, and also to Mrs Babs O'Reilly all of whom were presented with their Shodan grade diplomas. Well done ladies!

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