Dan Grading in Chesterfield!

Extra congratulations to Kerry Lyn Thomas and Steven Bailey who, the day after the squad selections, travelled all the way to Chesterfield to attempt their black belt gradings! Well done to Kerry for attaining her 1st Dan black belt, and to Steve who successfully got his 2nd Dan black belt!

New Black Belts


Congratulations to Scott Fleming and Ciaran McDonald for passing their Shodan Grading!
Well done to Scott Fleming and Ciaran McDonald from our University Club, who went to Prestatyn last month as 1st Kyu Brown Belts and have returned as 1st Dan Black Belts! Both worked extremely hard in the run up to their grading – their hard work paid off for them!

New Dan Grades

Congratulations to Meleri Pryse for getting her 2nd Dan, Pete Bonser, Hywel Davies for getting their 1st Dan Black Belts

Sensei Paul promoted to 5th Dan

Under the eyes of three world ranking karate masters the candidates were thoroughly put through their paces. In his toughest test yet consisting of a written thesis and a two hour practical examination Paul demonstrated great skill, knowledge and technique which saw him promoted to the rank of 5th Dan black belt. This achievement is particularly special since very few black belts reach this level of expertise, a goal that has taken Paul nearly 25 years to reach.