Dear all In a super-late style as always, I forgot to update here on the website the news I received late last year. In November 2021, I was awarded my Yodan by Sensei Gary Swift while at a training course in Horsham. This is not something I expected to happen any time soon, and I
I know, I know! I’m late posting it again – I promise I’m going to get better at posting this on time! A big congratulations to Henri for his 3rd Kyu pass!
I would like to wish a hearty congratulations to both Henri and Vita for passing their latest gradings! Both have been training hard in the dojo and at home at it shows with their marvelous progress.
I would like to wish a deeply heartfelt congratulations to Peter Collier, who passed his 1st Dan black belt exam on Saturday 29th September 2018 under the supervision of Sensei Gary Swift 8th Dan Kyoshi and a panel of our esteemed yudansha (including yours truly). We have had Peter in the class for many many
Another hardy congratulations to Alfie Fairall, who graded to 8th Kyu last Friday. He did great and it really showed as he was awarded a First Class pass, something I have not done in many years. It shows technique way above his grade level, which I hope he continues to train and maintain. I’ll
Congratulations to Alfie for his successful 9th Kyu grading on Friday! His first step on a long journey, and on his way to catching up with his dad!
Yesterday I was lucky enough to be graded to 3rd Dan under Sensei Gary Swift 8th Dan Kyoshi. It was a tough grading but I made it 🙂 a big thank you to Leslie Forester for his assistance with both driving us there and back and as a partner in my Kata Kaisetsu and Kihon
…Holly Brightey for passing her 9th Kyu grading under Sensei Gordon Hoare 5th Dan…
LATEST NEWS: On the 29th March 2014, Sensei Oren passed his 2nd Dan exam – both theory and practical. A special thanks to Martin Marriott 3rd Kyu for assisting with partnering Oren. He joins Sensei Robbie 2nd Dan and Sensei Kieran 2nd Dan as the clubs most senior grades.