• Students at Bristol were put through their paces in what was for some their first grading, on Tuesday 4th April 2017. The grading panel comprised the Chief Instructor Michael Harris, 3rd dan, Christian Ezissi, 3rd dan, and newly promoted Andy Ballantine, 1st dan. At the end of a nervous exam for some students new to the process, the following candidates were successful. 10th kyu (white) Dan Wildman and Johnny Bridgewater. 9th Mon (white/orange) Jack Powell and Frankie Coltman. 9th Kyu (orange) Jacob Bartley. 6th Kyu (green) Emma Graves. 4th Kyu (purple) Phil McHenry. Well done everyone, and thanks to Lola and James for teaching too!

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