• Ross Taylor

Mon & Kyu Grading Day @ DJC

Sunday saw a large amount of Judoka, (over 30 as you will see) travel to our Tavistock Dojo to take part in our first dedicated 'Grading Day'

The reason we have to dedicate an entire day to grading is that with numbers needing to grade as they are it would disrupt too many training sessions therefore everyone who who needs to grade travelled specifically.

Players were staggered throughout the day and a series of pre-grading workshops was set up by some of the older juniors and a couple of the seniors

The gradings ranged from 1st mon all the way through to 10th mon.

Ross was in the examiners chair for most of the day with the odd SHO grading being taken by Ros

We had a number of players change bel;t colour and have added to our Yellow belts, Players who had the new colour were, Ethan, Leo, Louis, Adiel, Skyla and hopefully Allan who was unable to make it today

On top of our mon gradings, a senior grading also took place, James(JP) was taking his 6th Kyu red belt and with the help of super uke Mark Bettey he passed with flying colours

We also had one SHO grade left over from yesterday which was taken by Angus, he now holds a Brown SHO grade which is the highest in the club!

Last but not least Keiron Murphy took his green belt grading, this is important for a number of reasons, Kieron has decided he would like to become a BJA referee and who know where this may lead in the future, to become a junior referee you must hold a grade of 10th Mon, which Kieron now does, he also become our only green belt Junior to boot, a big congratulations to him and thanks to Captain jack who Uke'd for his big brother too

In total over the weekend DJC has graded 46 players, that is a new record for a single weekend!

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