G.M. Nicholls TrainingA massive well done goes to the new Stoke Gifford degree grades. Phoebe Grandfield, Ollie Robertshaw, Callum Brown, Emily Oakes, Sarah Baker-Attwood, Chloe Baker-Attwood & Kiera Beck  All performed at a regional degree grading headed by Grand Master Nicholls, Master Deedigan & Mr Wood in Stoke Gifford, Bristol on Saturday 4th October.

Kiera 1st Degree

Kiera Beck 1st Degree

Chloe 1st Degree

Chloe Baker-Attwood 1st Degree

Emily 2nd Degree

Emily Oakes 2nd Degree

Callum 2nd Degree

Callum Brown 2nd Degree

Ollie 2nd Degree

Ollie Robertshaw 2nd Degree

Phoebe 3rd Degree

Phoebe Grandfield 3rd Degree

Seminar group

The day began with a two hour Grand Master Nicholls seminar, which was as always very 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.

Kerry & G. M. Nicholls

Some of the students then had a very short time to prepare before attending a banquet 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.

Stoke Gifford new Belts

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

All photos of the seminar & banquet can be found by clicking here