Sunday 22nd February saw a huge turnout in York for the JKS England annual February course and grading in York featuring the Head of JKS England, Alan Campbell Sensei and former WKF and JKS World Champion Shinji Nagaki Sensei.
The day started early with lower kyu grades sessions before culminating in 4 hours of brown and black belt karate in the afternoon. The sessions were split between kyu and Dan grades with Alan Sensei and Nagaki Sensei rotating. Many aspects of shotokan karate were covered during the course of the day which turned out to be a huge success.
Following the course was a Dan grading. Congratulations to the following successful candidates.
Elliott Brown - Can Do Martial Arts
James martin - Can Do Martial Arts
Sean Marsh - Grantham Shotokan Karate Club
Adam Dunn - Haxby Karate Club
Jonathan Whitham - Haxby karate Club
Dael Robinson - Haxby Karate Club
Charlotte Haxby - Selby Shotokan Karate Club
Scott haxby - Selby Shotokan Karate Club
Warren Bate - Selby Shotokan Karate Club
Emily Crockford - Selby Shotokan Karate Club
Megan Armitage - JKS Sheffield
Jiani Wang - York Shotokan
Riannna Somerfield - Walsall karate Dojo
Matthew Beard - Selby Shotokan Karate Club
Lacie Stembridge - Kaizen No-Michi