Congrats to this months graders, keep up the good work!
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We are fast approaching our seniors mid-year grading for blue belts and up.
If you’re interested in grading for Blue 1 or higher then make sure you speak to your Sensei about grading. Those who graded last Christmas for a blue belt should be ready to take their next grading – assuming you’ve been working hard that is!
Remember, senior gradings only happen twice a year and the standard is high. The grading incorporates basic techniques, attack combinations and pairs techniques followed by contact sparring (a minimum 3 rounds).
So make sure you know all of your grading stuff before you even ask your Sensei about grading… Photocopies of the various grades are available from reception so just ask the secretary if you’d like a copy.
If you do grade you’ll also feature on our special grading poster – with your specially awarded ‘grading nick name’!
See below for one of our previous posters.
A big congratulations to everyone who participated in the tournament on Sunday. All the competitors, worked hard, showed great determination and fun was had by all.
The competition was split into different categories based on belt and sex, everyone who took part fought in at least 4 rounds, which is great for improving your sparring and for getting used to being put under pressure. Trophies and medals were awarded to the highest scorers but corny as it sounds, on the day everyone was a winner, as they all learnt a huge amount from taking part.
Our next competition will take place in July and as before it is open to all TMAP members of yellow 2 grade and above.
A special thanks to Sensei Phil and Cameron and to everyone else that helped out on the day.
Have a look at the pictures below and you’ll see how much the whole tournament was and well done again to everyone!
Big congratulations to Ketan Patel, one of our keenest students who has just taken his senior Blue Belt grading. Ketan’s been training with us for 3 years and as expected he trained very hard in preparation for the grading. On the day he was put under pressure by Sensei Will, and then by Sensei Adrian, Ben and Nas who he fought in three rounds of sparring. He was cheered along by his suitably impressed friends and family and he’s now off to live in Australia (watch out for those big spiders Ketan!) and we wish him all the best!
Sunday 24th July saw 3 of our most hardworking seniors demonstrate their knowledge and skills at our publilc grading. Sensei Yvette successfully graded to Blue 3, Sensei Jon graded to Brown Belt and Sensei Heather gained her Black Belt. It takes many years of discipline, very hard work and determination to reach these grades and so we’d like to extend our warmest congratulations to our Sensei’s.
Also on Sunday 24th, we had our VERY FIRST junior Black Belt grading. Razik demonstrated a huge amount of skill and determination in his first public grading and successfully gained his Junior Black Belt. We’d like to say how very pleased and proud we all are of Razik and all his achievements! Keep a close eye on our blog as we’ll be featuring Razik in our ‘Black Belt on the Spot’ article coming soon!