Well done to all our members who challenged the grading held at Whitehaven on Sunday 5th July and congratulations to those who achieved their next rank! We tested over sixty candidates of all ages spanning across beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
We make no apologies for the high standards we set in our dojo and it's a fact that not everyone who attempts our gradings will come away with a new belt or indeed, the result that they may have been expecting. It's no easy feat to stand up and face a challenge such as this and no matter what the individual outcome, digging deep and giving 100% of one's effort is a sterling achievement in anyone's book. No one could ever ask for more.
Whether successful or unsuccessful, all our members will come away with the same reward and common goal...more practice :-)
Successful candidates from the grading are listed below. Special congratulations go to Sophie Swindale, Leah Wishart and Danielle Leeson on gaining a distinction - our highest award for exceptional standard.
See you all back in the dojo soon to continue your journey!