A massive well done goes to the new Stoke Gifford degree grades. Harry Armorgie, Sarah Baker-Attwood, Ollie Robertshaw, Emily Oakes, Madeleine Boyle, Rachael Hutton, William Lambern & Esme McCarthy. All performed at a regional degree grading headed by Grand Master Nicholls, Mr McCabe & Mr Buxton in Abbeywood, Bristol on Saturday 1st April 2017.
Harry Armorgie 4th Degree
Emily Oakes 3rd Degree
Ollie Robertshaw 3rd Degree
Rachael Hutton 2nd Degree
William Lambern 2nd Degree
Madeleine Boyle 2nd Degree
Esme McCarthy 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.
Some of the students then had a very short time to prepare before attending a banquet at the Hitlon Aztec West 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.
Congratulations to all.
Many thanks as always goes to Laura Robertshaw for her fantastic photos.