Gradings

IMPORTANT NEW DAN GRADING STRUCTURE FOR SKCE HIGH GRADE 5TH DAN AND ABOVE

After due deliberation it has been decided to change the 5th dan and above grading examination requirements.  This is in order to bring SKCE in line with other major Shotokan associations worldwide. In future only candidates who have been approved by the Chairman and Chief Instructor will be invited to attend a detailed grading and…

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NEW BLACK BELTS AT BLACK AND BROWN BELT COURSE AT ASHMOLE ACADEMY ON SUNDAY 20TH MAY 2018

Congratulations to all the following Students who successfully achieved their grades:-   SHODAN PASSES BOYS GIRLS Ethan Stronach Lenz Prina Makani Amartya Selvaradjou Ishanee Kulkarni Ramkissoon Chailujan Piratheepan Grace Hales Shankar Nimalathuan Sofia Dimperio James Moffatt Lauryn Griffiths Hibbert Tharun Sutharsan Arya Patel Aryan Makani Erin O’Sullivan Tyler Docherty Olivia Barr Kushul Jai Patel Arnau…

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50 NEW BLACK BELTS AT BLACK AND BROWN BELT COURSE

SKCE’s first Black and Brown belt course of the year produced a total of 50 black belts awarded. Ashmole Academy was again the venue where 100’s of karateka gathered for the training course which preceded the grading and was given by SKCE’s Senior Instructors, Sensei’s Eric Pich, Peter Welsh, Darren Welsh, Graham Mercer and Sue…

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Successful Dan grading

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL DAN GRADING COURSE More than 170 students attended the SKCE Black and Brown Belt Course and grading on Sunday 13th November 2016 at Ashmole Academy, Southgate. The course began with a special presentation to Sensei Gerry Grey.  Sensei Eric Pich explained to everyone that he was being awarded his Godan (5th Dan) grade…

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More than 60 new Dan grades

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL GRADING PRODUCES 63 NEW DAN GRADES Sunday 15th May 2016 at Ashmole Academy, Southgate saw over 160 students attending the first SKCE Black and Brown Belt Course and grading for 2016. The course began with a special presentation to Sensei Eric Pich and Sensei Peter Welsh.  The SKCE Chairman explained to everyone that…

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL GRADING PRODUCES 59 NEW DAN GRADES

Sunday 1st November 2015 at Ashmole Academy, Southgate saw over 180 students attending the final SKCE Black and Brown Belt Course and grading for 2015. The course training started later than usual but there was a reasonable turn out with everyone eager to get training.  The training session focusing on the different syllabus requirements necessary…

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL GRADING PRODUCES 60 NEW DAN GRADES

Sunday 19th April 2015 at Ashmole Academy, Southgate saw over 200 students attending the first SKCE Black and Brown Belt Course and grading for 2015. An intensive 2 hour training session focusing on all the different syllabus requirements for the dan gradings under instruction from Sensei Eric Pich, Sensei Graham Mercer and Sensei Sue Sinclair. …

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BLACK / BROWN BELT COURSE 5th October 2014 at Ashmole Academy

Another highly successful SKCE course was held at Ashmole Academy with approximately 180 taking part. Dan grade examinations were held after the course and the following successfully achieved their grade under the scrutiny of 9 senior examiners of SKCE and our congratulations to you all :-   SHODAN PASSES (1st Dan) GIRLS BOYS Jodie HARRIS…

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Black And Brown Course, Plus Dan Grading

Sunday the 11th May saw our first black and brown belt and combined dan grading of the year. 70 SKCE Karateka put themselves forward to grade but over 180 others took part in the pre-grading course and benefited from the excellent tuition given by our senior instructors. Congratulations to those who were successful… here are…

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BLACK / BROWN BELT COURSE 6th October 2013 at Ashmole Academy

Congratulations to the following Students who passed their gradings:- SHODAN PASSES Samuel HINCH Valeria ATIK Amir MANSOURI Ashley JOHN-BAPTISTE Nicholas CLARKE Cecilia LUSUARDI Amar GANDHI Archita TAYAL Omar ESSILFIE-QUAYE Shagana THAVARAJAH Kush THOBHANI Emily WETTASINGHE-LóPEZ Ryan LEUNG Jena AL-HASHIMI GRANT Michael YEUNG Vithush MANOHARAN Aaryan SHETH Nathan NEMBHARD Maanav PATEL Hiroshi ISHIZUKA Zack PLANT George…

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Black and Brown Belt Course

Although Sunday 5th May 2013 happened to be a Bank Holiday weekend, this did not prevent over 150 SKCE members gathering at Ashmole Academy, Southgate for the first SKCE Black and Brown Belt course of the year. The initial training was spilt into groups each taken by one of SKCE Technical Directors with particular focus…

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A Successful March For Kyu Gradings

Spring, or, should I say late Winter, was the busiest March ever encountered for SKCE gradings. During the month, 3 area gradings took place. The first at Ashmole Academy, for the North London group of Clubs, then the following week at Kingswood School, Corby, for the Wellingborough group incorporating Kettering, Corby, Peterborough and Crowland, and,…

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Black And Brown Belt Course & Dan Grading – 4th November 2012

Congratulations to all those who achieved their Dan Grading’s.  Here is a list of those who  passed.   SHODAN Andrey Afonin Kevin O’Shea Jessica Arnold Marie-Pavle Pierson Devante Cameron Scott Pimley Kavisha Eliyadurage-Fernando Rithik Pyne Callum Ellis George Reed Lamis Hamdi Shreya Sheth Oliver Hood Nicholas Simpson Satyam Karia Daniil Slavin Jayoon Knight Li An…

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SKC Wellingborough Kyu Grading

November 24th saw a swarm of karateka, young and… not quite so young packed into Weavers Sport Centre in Wellingborough for the final grading of the calendar year.  Eager to impress and show off their skills in front of a capacity crowd of iPad wielding family and friends they lined up for a pre-grading course…

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SKCE Brown and Black belt Course

On the morning of Sunday 6th May, SKC England hosted a Black & Brown Belt Course at Ashmole, North London, followed by a grading. The students arrived in their droves and were eager to line up and impress their Instructors. 150 strong bowed in, many of whom would be grading after the training, so everyone…

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