The day started with a morning class at the Worcester Park Dojo. Some students attended and they practised for the final time before the grading.
Everyone had arrived by 12.00noon, and the registration process was completed. Licences were checked and everyone was asked to fill in their Grading Sheets. Adrian Tyndale headed the panel and the grading formally started, with all 7 candidates warming up and demonstrating foot and hand movements. The number in attendance this time was small again.
The grading ran smoothly with each of the three examiners, Harvey Goodman 6th Dan, Arthur Austin 5th Dan & Adrian Tyndale 5th Dan having a batch of candidates to look at and record each technique. The panel reassured those taking part, which helped them to settle. Four students were attempting Dan grade and no junior grades were grading to senior.
At the end of the grading the examiners summarised their view of the day’s performances, as a general comment. More work is needed on avoidance in some cases. It was a good grading with no unsuccessful candidates. The new grades were announced and congratulations given in the form of applause. At the end a commemorative photo was taken and the BAA Licences were all signed and returned to the candidates. Well done to all and especially to the successful Dan grades,
Wilby, Lee Penney, Rhys Davidge and Gerome Karwack. A special thanks to those who attended to support the candidates. Unfortunately with the low attendance, once more the Grading made a financial loss.
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Next BAA Kyu Grading (1st Kyu and
below) - Sunday
24NOV2013 12noon - 2.00pm
O DO RYU AIKIDO St John's Church Hall, 411 Malden Road, Worcester
Park, Surrey KT4 7NY
Next BAA Dan Grading - Sunday
Herne Bay Judo & Martial Arts Centre, The Circus, Station
Approach, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5QJ