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Kyu Gradings - 11th/12th March 2023

Updated: Mar 30, 2023

The first kyu grading for 2023 was completed recently, read on for the area reports and images!

Bedford Area

The first round of gradings took place on Saturday 11th March at Lincroft Academy. We had a

fairly large group grading for the time of year and the standard of the group was high, having

had some people hold off their grading in December to allow for extra practice.

The grading began with a formal bow, warm up before splitting into grade groups to be taken by

the dan grades in attendance through their syllabus. We came back together to do kata, working

our way from takiyoku shodan up to the J katas.

The trophy presentations followed and were presented by Shihan McClagish to the recipients of

the 3 clubs.

As mentioned, there was a high standard and all students were very pleased with their result.

A big thank you to all the dan grades who were on hand to assist on the day.

If you didn’t grade this time, don’t worry as June will soon be here!

Sensei Young

Milton Keynes Area

Students from Newton Longville, Newport Pagnall, Bletchley and Green Park were in attendance for the first grading of 2023.

With the assistance of the dan grades, the groups were warmed up, had a run through of their syllabi and then graded by the 4th Dan instructors.

It was a good turnout with a few nice surprises and a good standard of knowledge coupled with plenty of enthusiasm!

Congratulations to all who took part, thank you to the parents/guardians who also enjoyed the day and a big thank you to the dan grades for assisting.

Trophy Winners

Dylan Bird from Newton Longville Club with his Senseis

Maria Ashraf from Bletchley Club

Nikkita Bhambra (Brickhill), Holly & Will Feltham (Kempston) and Rufus Lynch (Clapham/Oakley)

Inara from Newport Pagnell Club

Samuel from Green Park School Club

Well done to everyone who graded, be happy for the trophy winners and next time, it could be you!


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