We would like to congratulate all of the students who attempted grading on Saturday 11th July at our third ZOOM grading.
You are now a unique part our Club’s history and we really must applaud your bravery for having a go. The pressure to perform at your best in such a strange environment must have added to the challenge of the grading itself!
Small groups of students were put to the test under the watchful eye of the Chief Instructor Paul Wolstencroft Sensei and JKS Grading examiner and Assistant Chief Instructor Mike Beckwith Sensei. Many Class Instructors also dialled in to watch and support their students. Then add in to the mix anyone watching you at home (your hopeful parents). The intensity must have been 50 times worse than normal dojo gradings!
Nobody could ever doubt that those who passed were very deserving and have truly earned their next belts. You were ready to make that step to the next level and you must now continue to train hard and set your sights on a new goal.
The feedback from both Paul Sensei and Mike Sensei has been fantastic and there were some stand out performances particularly from the higher grades and the yellow belt and green belt group. Paul Sensei said the group including Lauren Everett, Jalal Kaleem, Arthur Purdy, Emma Paisley-Begg, Gail Thompson, Thomas Walsh and Carlo Steen was the best group he has seen from any grading he has done during lockdown.
The group attempting purple and white belt all scored highly in each area too. Well done Layla Davies, Isobel Nair, Olibver Watson, Lois Cowley and Annabella and Isabella Middleton-Duff. Great work and fantastic commitment!
Huge congratulations to our new brown belts:
Isaac Shakos, Thomas Nair, Linda Whipp and Sonja Hoglund. You were all fantastic and have consistently high scores in all three areas examined. Keep up the great work.
Our new 2nd Kyu’s are:
Haniah Arfan, Zaidane Arfan, Alex Bathurst Isaac Jepson, Maisie Fu and Ethan Fong. An incredible achievement after so many years of hard work and dedication. You were all watched more closely than ever before and have done amazingly well. Congratulations.
Two students were awarded their 1st Kyu, Kelly Dawson and Luli Curtis. Well done to you both, you tried really hard and showed an excellent standard. Next stop – Black belt. Keep pushing on!
What an outstanding bunch of students, all have been ever present on our ZOOM sessions and all work very hard both in and out of the dojo. We are so pleased and proud of you all. Keep it up and well done.
All the belts and certificates have already been sent out this morning and will be delivered by first class post. Hopefully, you should receive them tomorrow.
I have not sent out attendance card so please keep track of your own attendance until we can release the APP (hopefully within the next couple of weeks) which will track your attendance online.