A massive well done goes to the new Stoke Gifford degree grades. Ben Baker-Attwood, Callum Brown, Lucie Robertshaw & Fabrice Debart.  All performed at a regional degree grading headed by Grand Master Nicholls, Miss Burridge & Mr Buxton in Speedwell, Bristol on Saturday 1st October 2016.

Fabrice Debart

Fabrice Debart 1st Degree

Lucie Robertshaw
Lucie Robertshaw 2nd Degree

Ben Baker-Attwood

Ben Baker-Attwood 3rd Degree

Callum Brown

Callum Brown 3rd 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.

GM Nicholls seminar group 2016

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.

Degree grading group 2016

Congratulations to all.

Many thanks as always goes to Laura Robertshaw for her fantastic photos.