The event started on time at midday when Sensei Gerry and his team of senior officials of SKCE began registration and collection of licences for those who were eager to grade. In all in excess of 100 registered for the training courses taken, split in 2 groups of kyu grades and Dan grades, under the watchful eye of Chief Instructor Sensei Eric Pich and his team of Senior SKCE Instructors, they put the attendees through the grading syllabus emphasising particular kihon techniques, kumite and kata.
The training courses ran from 12.30pm to 2.30pm followed by a short lunch break when at 3.00pm examinees lined up to take their various Dan grades.
Prior to the grading the Chairman announced additional high grades that Chief Instructor Sensei Eric and himself had considered had attained the level of Yondan and these were invited to join the dan grading panel. They were :
Terry Tapster Oluseye Jegede Janita Tan Euan Pich
Nehal Shah Leon Gordon Curtis Wilmot
After a very exhaustive examination a total of 20 successfully achieved Shodan (1st dan) and 2 Nidan (2nd dan) under 12 of the most senior examiners in the SKCE.
It was a highly successful course and grading in all respects and Chief Instructor Sensei Eric Pich was pleased with the effort, commitment and standard shown by those who took part. Commiserations to those who were not able to reach the requisite technical standard this time.
Congratulations to the following Students who successfully achieved their Dan grades at the above course.
|Sebastien Cullinane||Lukrecija Brazinskaite|
|Jean-Luca Canarapen||Maheria Abid Rashid|
|Stanley Lewis||Rihanna Sriskantharajah|
|Nemo Canarapen||Faye Rodrigues D’Silva|
|Malachi Miles-Dell||Megan Lohani|
|Andre Williams||Farhia Rashid|
|Kyroe Carrington-McKenzie||Allison Kot|
|Loke Fong Han|