A massive well done goes to the new Stoke Gifford degree grades. Majella Johnston, Madeleine Boyle, Harry Stone, James Worgan & Charmaine Patole. All performed at a regional degree grading headed by Grand Master Nicholls, Master Wood & Master Deedigan in Stoke Gifford, Bristol on Saturday 10th October 2015.
Charmaine Patole 1st Degree
Harry Stone 1st Degree
James Worgan 1st Degree
Maddie Boyle 1st Degree
Majella Johnston 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 Aztec Hotel with Grand Master Nicholls & Master Deedigan 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