On Sunday December 15, the final Sydney Kobudo class for 2013, a grading was held. Sempai Don Cheong, Sempai Alex Lloyd and Sempai Todd Murphy all successfully graded.
Sempai Todd and Sempai Alex were graded to 2nd Kyu brown belt and Sempai Don was graded to 6th Kyu green belt. This grading was off the back of the trip to Okinawa that Sempai Alex and Sempai Don attended in November and the KIMAA Kyokushin & Kobudo Seminar in October.
They were presented with their new grades in February 2014, when Kobudo classes resumed.
Shihan Lipman presented the students their certificates on March 16.
Congratulations to these three students on their new grades.