A massive well done goes to the new Stoke Gifford degree grades. Stuart McCarthy, Gareth Jones, Stamatis Lomvardos, Eva Clothier, Sebastian Strode, Mutale Katyoka, Joshua Penney & Myles Rossiter-Coombs. All performed at a regional degree grading headed by Grand Master Nicholls, Master Wood & Miss Burridge in Stoke Gifford, Bristol on Saturday 23rd April 2016.
Sebastian Strode 1st Degree
Mutale Katyoka 1st Degree
Josh Penney 1st Degree
Stuart McCarthy 2nd Degree
Stamatis Lomvardos 2nd Degree
Gareth Jones 2nd Degree
Eva Clothier 2nd Degree
The day began with a two hour Grand Master Nicholls seminar, attended by over 100 participants, which was as extremely physically demanding. The guys then had very a short break before a four hour grading which included patterns, self defence sparring & power breaking. The expectations from the Master examiners were high, & I’m pleased to say that they all excelled in their indomitable spirit & gave 100% to everything that was thrown at them.
Some of the students then had a very short time to prepare before attending a banquet at the Future Inn with Grand Master Nicholls where they were surprised to be presented with their results & new belts. The rest of the evening was left to relax & celebrate a very successful day.
Congratulations to all.
Many thanks as always goes to Laura Robertshaw for her fantastic photos.
All photos of the seminar & banquet can be found by clicking here