Black Belt Grading – September 13, 2014

A Kyokushin Karate grading was held on Saturday September 13 at Turramurra Dojo.

1st Row, L-R: Sempai Jon Ellis, Sempai Rob James, Sempai Alex Lloyd. 2nd Row, L-R: Sempai Todd Murphy, Jeremy Gray, Will Brook.
1st Row, L-R: Sempai Jon Ellis, Sempai Rob James, Sempai Alex Lloyd. 2nd Row, L-R: Sempai Todd Murphy, Jeremy Gray, Will Brook.

Shihan Howard Lipman assessed KIMAA students from Sydney, the NSW Far North Coast and Brisbane. A number of Little Lions and adults participated in the grading for kyu and dan (black belt) grades. The black belts who attempted the grading included:

Photos from the day

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Kata

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Fitness & Kumite (sparring)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

All attempting the grading performed to a high standard. Congratulations to everyone who participated. Special mention goes to the new black belt grades: Jon Ellis received his Sandan (3rd Dan) and the title of Sensei; while Rob James, Alex Lloyd and Todd Murphy were graded to Nidan (2nd Dan). Jeremy Gray fought an admirable 20 fights for his 1st Kyu (Senior Brown Belt) and Joshua Darley was graded to 2nd Kyu (Brown Belt). Will Brook also was graded to 2nd Kyu, despite having to attempt the grading with a broken hand!

Click here for the full list of September 2014 Grading Results

Shihan Rick Cunningham, Sensei Jon Ellis, Sempai Rob James, Sempai Alex Lloyd, Sempai Todd Murphy & Shihan Howard Lipman
Shihan Rick Cunningham, Sensei Jon Ellis, Sempai Rob James, Sempai Alex Lloyd, Sempai Todd Murphy & Shihan Howard Lipman

This slideshow requires JavaScript.