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KUGB Special Dan Course Grading Results - Saturday 07 October 2017, Bath

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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 Black Belts ranging from 1st to 7th Dans from England, Northern 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 oct 2017 new 6th dans

Rokudan (6th Dans)

Ian Stopforth, Keith Burns, John McCormick

kugb special dan course oct 2017 new 5th dans


Godan (5th Dans)

Sarah Stopforth, Joseph Birch, Mark Leggett, Peter Marchant
 

kugb special dan course oct 2017 new 4th dans

Yondan (Fourth Dans)

Alan Gibson, Denise Pampuri Al Kattan, Alan Lea, Michael Pearce, Peter Trice, Laura Smith, Marcus Ingham, Yasmin Geddis
 

kugb special dan course oct 2017 new 3rd dans

Sandan

Robert Crowney, Catherine Lawton, Alex Blanks, David Milnihill, Malik Salameh, Ricky Bertram

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