New degrees with Miss Burridge

A massive well done goes to the new Stoke Gifford degree grades. Harry Armorgie, Rachael Hutton, Isobel Hutton, Gareth Jones, Megan Jones, Esme McCarthy & William Lambern.  All performed at a regional degree grading headed by Master Nicholls, Master Deedigan & Miss Burridge in Stoke Gifford, Bristol.

Megan 1st DegreeHarry 3rd Degree

Gareth 1st Degree Isobel 1st Degree William 1st DegreeEsme 1st Degree

The day began with a two hour 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.

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

New belts with fellow Giff students

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

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