Kyu Gradings - June 2021

Updated: Dec 5, 2021

Club gradings were again held in their respective dojos; read below the report from the various clubs.


BRICKHILL


On Saturday 26th June, Brickhill held its first grading of the year. We ran 3 separate gradings, with simultaneous classes for those who were not grading, at:

  • 2-3 for those going for blue belt

  • 3-4 for those going for up to yellow belt

  • 4-5 for those going for purple and white belt or brown tags.

We have done a large number of lessons face to face and on Zoom prior to April’s return. A big congratulations to all who passed – the hard work and practice at home was evident on the day! The overall standard was very high and the effort everyone put in was brilliant. The beginners who gained their blue belt on the day have been excellent additions to our club.

An extra well done to Dan and Henry Lincoln who were the recipients of the karate-ka of the quarter trophy, which was awarded for the first time since March 2020.

Sensei D. Young would again like to pass his thanks on to Sensei S. Young and Sensei Currie for their assistance on the day.


NEWTON LONGVILLE


Another great grading day for Newton Longville students. Run in five groups over the course of Sunday 27th, the students were put through their syllabus and showed great speed, spirit and determination, regardless of not being able to do actual pair work or kiai.


All the higher grade gradees had attended extra classes and were on top form.


The quarterly trophy was won by Zuzanna Starck


Thanks must also go out to Sensei David Thomas and Sensei Elliott Thomas for their administrative assistance on the day.


BLETCHLEY


All the Bletchley students put on a good show for their gradings, especially the ones going for blue belt who were equally excited and nervous of the occasion. But they all triumphed and we had some outstanding graders.


The trophy was won by Charlie Mullin who has worked extremely hard in the dojo and on zoom and is a worthy winner of the trophy and a new purple belt!


KEMPSTON


On Wednesday 30th June, Kempston club held its first since March 2020! We ran 2 separate gradings;


  • 6:30-7:30 for those attempting blue/red/orange.

  • 7:30-8:30 for those attempting yellow/green/purple/purple and white/brown tags.

And so the higher grades didn’t miss out on their karate fix, an advanced class after looking at Ji’In was held.


We have done a large number of lessons face to face and on Zoom (prior to April’s return). A big congratulations to all who passed – the hard work and practice at home was evident on the day! The overall standard was very high and the effort everyone put in was brilliant.


The beginners who gained their blue belt on the day have been excellent additions to the club.


An extra well done to Karl and Angelo Chiodo who were the recipients of the karate-ka of the quarter trophy, which was awarded for the first time since March 2020.


Sensei D. Young would again like to pass his thanks on to Sensei S. Young, Sensei Currie and Sensei Chiodo for their assistance on the day.

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