Oct Seminar GroupA 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 1st Degree

Charmaine Patole 1st Degree

Harry 1st Degree

Harry Stone 1st Degree

James 1st Degree

James Worgan 1st Degree

Maddie 1st Degree

Maddie Boyle 1st Degree

Majella 1st Degree

Majella Johnston Degree

Training action

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.

Giff Seminar Group

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.

Giff 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