The Karate students of Knox Grammar School attempted a grading on their final Saturday sports session for the year. KIMAA President and Knox head instructor Shihan Howard Lipman (8th Dan) assessed the students at Turramurra Dojo. The grading was taken by former Knox student and Karate coach Sempai Alex Lloyd (2nd Dan), with Knox alumni and current coaches Sempai Nick Cheng (1st Kyu) and Sempai Simon Emmerson (2nd Kyu) assisting.
The Senior School began in the morning, with their grading going for several hours. Standout performances were by young James Tan, Zac Zibaee and Jay Stubbs. These boys are in fact Knox Prep students who, due to their skill and dedication to their training, graded with the older boys.
The Prep School students went next, and also performed well. Long-time student Hugh Graham led the pack, while beginner Mark Guvlekjian gave all those above him new standards to strive for in flexibility.
The results for both gradings are listed below:
The Senior School grading results will be presented by Shihan Lipman at a BBQ Presentation and Demonstration morning at Knox on Saturday November 15 at 9am, instead of normal training. The BBQ will be held at the Lawson PE Centre at the Senior School.
The Prep School will have their final training session for the term on Friday November 14, and receive their results then.
KIMAA’s Knox instructors extend a happy holiday season to all of the Knox students and look forward to seeing them back next year.