SGTKD group

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 1st Degree

Sebastian Strode 1st Degree

Myles 1st Degree
Myles Rossiter-Coombs 1st Degree

Mutale 1st Degree

Mutale Katyoka 1st Degree

Josh 1st Degree

Josh Penney 1st Degree

Stuart 2nd Degree

Stuart McCarthy 2nd Degree

Stamatis 2nd Degree

Stamatis Lomvardos 2nd Degree

Gareth 2nd Degree

Gareth Jones 2nd Degree

Eva 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.

TKD Seminar group

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.

grading group

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