Belt Grading 2011
Nov 2011 saw 10 more students from Young Gloves Karate successfully
become 1st Dan Black Belts.
Morgan Schmeising Barnes, Ninian Schmeising Barnes, Daniel Schmeising
Barnes, Jason Mayall, Tyler Stanford, Anna Ward, Jordan Darnley
Fleurs, Niamh Griffiths, Elissa Cain, and Ryan Edmonds all performed
extremely well under a immense pressure both physically and mentally
for 3 hours.
All students had to perform all of the black belt syllabus including
Japanese techniques learnt from memory, all Katas, and self defense
Every successful student really had to put themselves out and
train to their maximum in the months prior to the grading to reach
the the high standards set out by the club.
The grade of black belt 1st dan can not be taken lightly. It is
a massive achievement, and one that will open many doors in the
future for these martial artists. Many people reach a good standard
of education, but how many people do you know that has become
a black belt?
I was immensely proud of everyone on the night, all the hard work
was worth it.
May I also take the time to thank all the other senior grades
and parents within Young Gloves Karate who took the time to come
down to offer support. You once again have proved a great asset
to the club and your efforts do not go unnoticed.
If any other students are interested in taking their 1st dan next
year it would be a good idea to talk to other fellow black belts
along with parents to fully appreciate the challenge ahead.
There will be no pressure placed on students to take this grade,
but obviously to be considered the student needs to be ready.