On Saturday December 7, Aspley Dojo held Adults and Little Lions Kyokushin gradings.
The Adults grading went first, early on the Saturday morning. Jermaine Downs was graded to 5th Kyu, Jim Murphy to 7th Kyu and Mark Mathews to 10th Kyu. Shane Dwyer was not present on the day but has been separately graded to 10th Kyu.
The Little Lions grading followed. Sidney Murphy was graded to 8th Kyu Level 1, Jack Bolger to 10th Kyu Level 3, Eliza Bolger to 10th Kyu Level 3, Owen Pitt to 10th Kyu Level 2, Jarryd Garnsworthy to 10th Kyu Level 2, Jarryd Garnsworthy to 10th Kyu Level 2 and Rocco Dwyer to 10th Kyu Level 2. Rocco Dwyer also received the ‘Student of the Month’ award for improved fitness.
The students and parents of the Little Lions enjoyed a BBQ lunch afterwards.
Aspley Dojo head instructor Sempai Rob James was very happy with the performances on the day. Special mention goes to Aspley Dojo senior student Jermaine Downs, who is making great progress and ‘will make a fine ambassador for Kyokushin’, with great dedication to his training. The Little Lions trained hard for the grading and ‘are an absolute delight to teach’. Congratulations to all of Aspley Dojo’s students for a most successful grading.
Aspley Dojo’s final class for the year will be on Thursday December 19. The Tuesday December 17 classes will not be held. Classes for Aspley Dojo resume on Tuesday January 14 2014.