A massive well done goes to the new Stoke Gifford degree grades. Fran White, Karen Lear, Dave Lear, Niamh Jones & Archie Brown. All performed at a regional degree grading headed by Grand Master Nicholls, Master Deedigan & Miss Burridge in Stoke Gifford, Bristol on Saturday 25th April 2015.
Niamh Jones 1st Degree
Archie Brown 1st Degree
Dave Lear 3rd Degree
Karen Lear 4th Degree
Fran White 4th Degree
The day began with a two hour Grand Master Nicholls seminar, attended by nearly 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 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.
Many thanks as always goes to Laura Robertshaw & Kev Brown for their fantastic photos.
All photos of the seminar & banquet can be found by clicking here