Around 70 of our dojo members faced their grading challenge yesterday in Whitehaven, from beginner ranks through to brown belts. The place was packed with parents, partners, family members and friends, who all came to watch and offer support. This was great to witness :-)
We make no apologies for holding high standards, which not only makes all our awards very well deserved, but inevitably means that some don't quite make the grade. However, whether successful or not, standing up to be counted always wins our sincere respect and regardless of outcome, what you do from this day forward (win, lose or draw) will go to define your ongoing journey in karate. The reward is the same for everyone (more training), so be sure to make your next step a positive one and we'll see you back in the dojo soon!
Special thanks to panel members and assistants who all helped to make the day run as smooth as possible. None of this could be achieved without everyone's support.
Successful results are listed below along with a small selection of photos from Facebook...