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Special Dan Course Grading Results - 1st October 2016

KUGB Special Dan Course (October 2016) : Group photo

The Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) hold two Free Special Dan Grade Courses each year for its Black Belts, the second of which took place at the Sports Village, Bath University last Saturday. The Sports Village is a huge sprawling facility which caters for many sports and is always very busy with numerous athletes in intensive training, including Olympians.

The course was led by KUGB Seniors Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan), Sensei Bob Poynton (8th Dan) and Sensei Frank Brennan (8th Dan) and was very well attended with over 100 Black Belts ranging from 1st to 7th Dans from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The two-hour intensive course focused on developing Kihon, Kata and Kumite to the highest technical levels. Those in attendance pushed themselves to both their physical and mental limits, studying and striving for perfection.

Attendance on the Special Dan Grade Course and other black belt courses is fundamental to the development of a Dan Grade's standard of Karate, not only personally, but also as Instructors.

The Dan Grading took place in the fantastic purpose-built Dojo and the following candidates were successful. Congratulations to you all.

 

KUGB Special Dan Course (October 2016) : New 6th Dan Black Belt

6th Dan

John Parnell - Basingstoke SKC


KUGB Special Dan Course (October 2016) : New 5th Dan Black Belts

5th Dan

Neil Jerome - Kenmei
Peter Jeffrey - Red Triangle
John Rogerson - The Dale
Anthony Irvine - St Johns
Caroline McGrath - Ronin/Kazoku
Jennifer Prendergast - USKF Ireland
Daniel Broudie - Red Triangle


KUGB Special Dan Course (October 2016) : New 4th Dan Black Belts

4th Dan

Otto Blank - Ataru
Roger Green - Cullompton
Steve Smith - Denchi Kai Academy
Shirley Henry - Largs
Eleanore Coates - USKF Ireland
Antonio Cadeddu - Sudbury
Mark McKinnay - Largs


KUGB Special Dan Course (October 2016) : New 3rd Dan Black Belts

3rd Dan

David Moore - Ipswich Higashi
Heston Woodward - Ipswich Higashi
Raouf Kattan - NKA Ponteland
Odette Renshaw - Isle of Man
Thomas McGoldrick - Aaisatsu Chester
Peter Turner - Budo-ka Red Dragon SKC
Andy Bolton - Sei Do Kan
Ashley Hall - Tamworth
Tegwen Ecclestone - Cambridge University
David Bennett - Barnsley SKC
David Craggs - Handbridge


KUGB Special Dan Course (October 2016) : Successful 5th and 6th Dans with Sensei Sherry, Sensei Poynton and Sensei Brennan

Successful 5th and 6th Dans with Sensei Sherry, Sensei Poynton and Sensei Brennan

 

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