|Mich Adamson pictured here on the defence from an attack from Lynda Mansfield (IJKA 2nd Dan)|
Our club held a Kyu grading on Tuesday the 4th of September. This was the first grading to take place since we moved to our new training venue at St Chads, Church hall at Poulton.
Sensei Ron Bellwood had been given special permission by Sadashige Kato Shihan to examine our Kyu grades.
Over the last few weeks, our higher grades form 3rd Kyu upwards have been helping to prepare them for their examination.
Training on the night started at 7pm with the whole class (totalling 30 people in all) warming up and going through Kihon techniques.
Before the grading itself started, the class was split to help each group ie white belts, coloured belts and brown belts. This was to polish up on Kumite and for a last run through each appropriate Kata.
Grading itself started with un-graded Karateka and previously graded white belts running through Kata, Kihon and Kumite.
Other coloured belts and brown belts then went onto grade.
Generally, there was a good feel to the grading and spirit was very much in evidence.
Our club now has 3 first Kyu grades and is progressing well.
All in all a very good night for our club.