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Kyu Grading - September 2019

The September gradings crept up on many students who were ill-prepared. Some had not been training enough over the summer due to being away on extended holidays or away at relatives. Some simply hadn’t been to the dojo often enough just because the weather was warmer. This resulted in the number actually grading being fewer than normal which is quite usual for the Autumn gradings as some chose not to grade others had been advised not to until they were more prepared.

It is worth reminding students that grading is not a right. “To grade is a reward for attending and training regularly. One doesn’t train to grade, one grades because one has trained diligently and is ready to do so. Remember it isn’t the belt you wear that is important; it is how good you are that is the more important factor.”

For those who had practiced well and were prepared, it was a rewarding day, for most passed with flying colours. Some even double graded. For those who weren’t very successful, you should use it as a motivation to go away and practice. Get better and success will be more readily achieved next time.

Many congratulations to the winners of the club quarterly awards. Well done keep it up! Work hard, practice well and next time you might win your club’s trophy.

The winners were...


Lilly Gibbs of Ampthill

Boyd Mullin of Bletchley

Ben Litchfield of Brickhill

Elizabeth Orr-Campbell of Kempston

Jamie Ogston of Newport Pagnell

Aiden Perry of Newton Longville

Clive Betts of Clapham/Oakley

Milton Keynes Area Winners

Keep up the hard work in your training and next time the trophy winner could be you!



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