BAA SURREY AREA GRADING - 28th
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The regular Sunday class at Sleeping Storm Aikido in Epsom started at
10.30am and ran until 12.00pm. Adrian supervised the class dealing mainly
with revision for the grading. It was an average sized class with 16
students actually on the mat.
After the class Adrian left to collect Kenshi Uno. Most people had arrived
by just after 12.30pm, so we proceeded with the registration. Licences
were checked, thanks go to Tony Blake, and everyone was asked to fill in
their Grading Sheets. The grading formally started a little late at
13.10pm, with all 14 candidates and their ukes demonstrating ukemi and
then foot and hand movements.
The grading ran smoothly with each of the three examiners, Arthur Austin,
Robert Austin & Adrian Tyndale having a batch of candidates to look at
and record each technique. Adrian, the Senior Examiner of the day,
reassured those taking part, which helped them to settle. By 15.00pm the
grading was completed, so there was no need for a break.
At the end of the grading, all three examiners and Kenshi Uno summarised
their view of the day’s performances, as a general comment. They were
praised for their efforts and explained that it was a good grading and to
a high standard. The new grades were announced and congratulations given
in the form of applause.
The BAA Licences were all signed sealed and returned to the candidates at
the same time.
Overall a successful and small grading with candidates and examiners being
happy with the venue. The next grading will be on 26th November, 2006,
details to be announced nearer the time.