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Kids 2014 End of Year Grading Results

These are the full results for the kids end of year grading.

Semi 5th Kyu  – Light Blue/White tip

  • Heavenly Hubbard

6th Kyu – Dark Green

  • Leo Gilbert
  • Jaydin Marais

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Adults 2014 End of Year Grading Results

These are the full results for the adults end of year grading.

Nidan

  • Azlan Daud

Ikkyu

  • Shane Fraser

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On Grading Matters

22 November 2004

I am writing this just before our end of year grading.

Each time grading comes around I deal with a number of issues and “Hoary Old Chestnuts”. These are my thoughts on some issues for those sitting grades from ikkyu to sandan. I know that this article could possibly be a bit schoolmasterish but I’ll do my best.

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Adults 2014 Mid Year Grading

These are the full results for the adults mid year grading.

Sandan

  • Cecilia Silea

Shodan

  • Neil Templeton
  • Matt Templeton

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Which class? by Andrew Williamson Sensei

You must constantly assess where you are at in your training and what you should be doing, which classes you should be attending and who you should be training with.

Kids 2014 Mid Year Grading

These are the full results for the kids mid year grading.

6th Kyu – Dark Green

  • Heavenly Hubbard

Semi-6th Kyu – Dark Green/White Tips

  • Leo Gilbert

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Kids 2013 End of Year Grading

These are the full results for the 2013 kids end of year grading.

Semi 4th Kyu Dark Blue/White Tips

  • Annabelle Chin

Semi 5th Kyu Light Blue/White Tips

  • Ynys Bach-Strong

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Adults 2013 End of Year Grading

These are the full results for the adults 2013 end of year grading.

Yondan

  • Shane Goodwin

Sandan

  • Steve Redmond
  • Heiko Mueller-Cajar

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Yamashima Sensei spring seminar review by Ben Hoffman

Yamashima Shihan emphasized moving with the whole body by de-emphasizing the role of the hands. For example, connecting with the shoulder or arm and gently unbalancing uke, instead of the standard manual approach. This type of training most definitely forces you to move from the centre and changes the focus of your awareness. I think everyone found it a quite difficult, but rewarding exercise.

Yamashima Sensei spring seminar review by Filip Maric

Read Filip’s review of the spring seminar:

http://www.jikishin.co.nz/2013/09/labreport-9-september-2013-yamashima.html