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 with our senior instructors, Sensei’s Eric Pich and Peter Welsh. As ever, they provided a really valuable reminder of what was expected of everyone during the grading and a big confidence boost for those who were feeling a bit shaky.
The day saw a huge 238 students promoted to their next grade with a really impressive 9 achieving a double grade.
Here is a small selection of the pictures taken (Thank you Jan):