Kids grading took place Sunday Dec 8th and Adults Dec 15th. Many students participated for Kyu grading, and Dan grading. Adults testing began at 10AM with a grueling morning of Conditioning, Kihon and Kata., from 10th Kyu up to Nidan. Sensei Steve took the students through all the requirements for each level. By 2:00 this portion of the grading was completed and after a short break, Kumite began.
Kyu ranks fought 10 rounds
Shodan 30 rounds
Nidan 40 rounds
1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan) were awarded to Sergei Fukuro, Scott Heaney, Oleg Vainshtein and Alex Burnaru. Mici Fogarasi was promoted 2nd Degree (Nidan).
Thank you to everyone who participated and those who watched and cheered on.
Special thank you to those who came to spar with the candidates, including Senpai Sergei Fedorov, Senpai Valentin Krastev and Senpai Dezideriu Muzsi.