The final grading of 2010 was held on the 28th November, this was the largest grading of the year and also saw the largest number of candidates for 5th Kup and above that the club has ever graded in a single grading. This is great news and it was excellent way to end the year.
Despite some issues with heating and therefore the grading not taking place under ideal conditions, the overall the standard was good, especially amongst the more senior grades. The standard of poomsae performance has been improving over the last year or so, and this continued to show at the grading. The examiners were however concerned at the level of power and energy from some candidates. The expectation is that at a grading every candidate will show 100% commitment.
It was particularly pleasing to see a large group progress to 2nd Kup and to start the preparation phase for a black belt grading. The next kup grading will be on Sunday 20th February 2011.
The following promotions were awarded
|Yellow Tag / 9th Kup||Green Tag / 7th Kup||Blue Belt / 4th Kup|
|Owen O’Conner – Credit||Andrew Hawthorn – Credit||Alex Stock|
|Allen Timbol||James Cook||Amy Stock|
|Jamie Lewis||Jemma Barton||Morgan Magee|
|Nathan Lewis||Callum Fidler||Mujahid Baksh|
|Zack Dean||Michael Darmody||Neo Botha|
|Owen Willis||Peter Mulholland||Matt Jarmain|
|Michael Dorey||Sam Stone|
|Yellow Belt / 8th Kup||Georgina Rumney||Jo Hatton|
|Patrick Heighway – Credit||Euan Williams||Holly Flanders|
|Erin Holbrook||Leo Clifford|
|Ibrahim Salman||Green Belt / 6th Kup|
|George Allen||Darren Miller||Red Tag / 3rd Kup|
|Jamie Cassell||Lucy Havard|
|Melissa Oatham||Blue Tag / 5th Kup||Paul Crawte|
|Anthony Lewis||Robin O’Neill|
|Lucy Cooper||Sarah Meeson||Red Belt / 2nd Kup|
|Black Tag / 1st Kup|