We have held a two part grading over the last few weeks. We took the unusual step of splitting the grading because of the large number of candidates and this allowed us to properly assess each candidate and give everyone time to show their progress.
The standard achieved was very strong and this is reflected in an unusually high number of double promotions and credit awards. The candidates achieving double promotions and credits showed performance well above the standard expected at their grade. In some cases this was for consistently high performance across all aspects of the grading, for some it was exceptionally good performance in their poomsae and kibon patterns and for some others it was their attitude exemplifying the tenets of Taekwondo including perseverance and indomitable spirit. Attitude is a key part of the grading, the examiners know that candidates are nervous and there will be mistakes but everyone is expected to give 100% throughout the grading and show this in their approach from entering the dojang to leaving at the end of the grading.
|9th Kup / Yellow Tag||7th Kup / Green Tag||4th Kup / Blue Belt|
|Areeba Adeel – CREDIT||Alize Ekambi-Kiye – DOUBLE||Cael Miller – CREDIT|
|Amalie Reynolds||Romeo Semayobe – DOUBLE||Brandon Koh|
|Anoushka Shaw||Olivia Whiles – CREDIT||Dawid Wrobel|
|Chase Chandler-Smith||Aidan Batista-Guanchez||Kieran Pern|
|Daniel Cloyne||Jack Greening||Samuel Dodds|
|Hadia Waseem||Ryan Ashraf|
|Jamie Sees||3rd Kup / Red Tag|
|Julia Dittrich-Montiel||6th Kup / Green Belt||Danyal Dabhelia|
|Mateusz Matyla||Ethan Gore – CREDIT||Giordano Baquero-Easton|
|Violetta Dittrich-Montiel||Abi Fidgett||Grace Williams|
|8th Kup / Yellow Belt||5th Kup / Blue Tag|
|Joseph Langton – DOUBLE||Erin Whiles – CREDIT||2nd Kup / Red Belt|
|Taylor Palmer – DOUBLE||Isabella Martin – CREDIT||Jonathan Paduanelli – CREDIT|
|Chris Tomlin – DOUBLE||Filip Matyla||Sirsendu Sen – CREDIT|
|Dipo Olaneye – CREDIT||Sebastian Wrobel||Ahan Sen|
|Antoine Dorange-Read – CREDIT||Shubhashis Shrestha||Hayden Corby|
|Joe Scorey – CREDIT||Sushant Shrestha||Pradeep Lalung|
|Muhammad Wasim||1st Kup / Black Tag|
|Nathan Godfrey||Darren Miller|
The examiners were very pleased with the standard shown at this grading demonstrating that the performances across all aspects of Taekwondo were strong and in keeping with the club’s high expectations. Well done!
The next Bluewave Kup Grading will be on Sunday 24th June.