The day started with a morning class at the New Malden Dojo. Ten students attended and they practised for the final time before the grading. The class ended at 12.30pm and we all travelled over to Wandsworth, parked and went for a snack lunch. Most people had arrived at the grading venue in Wandsworth by just after 1.30pm, and the the registration process was started at 2pm. Licences were checked and everyone was asked to fill in their Grading Sheets. Arthur Austin headed the panel and the grading formally started at 14.30pm, with all candidates demonstrating foot and hand movements.
The grading ran smoothly with each of the four examiners, Arthur Austin, Robert Austin, James Austin & Adrian Tyndale having a batch of candidates to look at and record each technique. The panel reassured those taking part, which helped them to settle. Two students were attempting Dan grade and 1 junior grade was intending to cross over to senior.
At the end of the grading the examiners summarised their view of the day’s performances, as a general comment. It was a good grading and all candidates were successful. 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.
Congratulations are extended to: Jason Miles 3rd Dan and Simon Davies 1st Dan, well done!
The next grading will be again at Wandsworth on 28th November, 2010, full details are published on the website events calendar.