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Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan)   This was a solid grading with good spirit from the grading hopefuls.   It was quite a large grading and all the grading hopefuls passed.   The standout performances were:   Ethan Lane who showed very high levels of focus and determination, especially considering he is only ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan), Jeff Archer (1st Dan)   This was a solid grading with good spirit from the grading hopefuls.   We welcome Carl Garner who assessed across from Shotokan to be awarded his Purple Belt in Higashi.   The performance of the day went to Liridona Spahija who ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan), Simon Mills (1st Dan)   This grading was of a very high standard and all the hopefuls passed to get their new belts.   Performances of note went to:   Ethan Kiernan - who put 100% power and effort into his whole grading. He did so ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan), Jeff Archer (1st Dan)   We had one of our larger gradings with 20 hopefuls. After the intense training building up to the recent HKK Nationals, the judges were hoping for a high standard and were not disappointed.   Many of those who scored ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan), Jeff Archer (1st Dan)   This was a larger grading with 15 hopefuls. The overall standard and energy were very high from start to end and the judges were very impressed.   Performances of note were George Palmer who really shone and showed a ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Jeff Archer (1st Dan) This was a lower grade grading and all the gradees did well and were duly promoted to their new grades. Pawel Danielewicz performed notably and was awarded a 1st class pass.   Congratulations on your promotions!                                                 Name Grade Belt Class Pass Andrea Radulescu 7th Kyu Yellow 1st Casey Radulescu 8th Kyu Red 3rd Olivia Gooch 7th Kyu Yellow 2nd Pawel ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (4th Dan), Jeff Archer (1st Dan) This was a lower grade grading and it was good to see so many students off the starting blocks with their first belt!   All the gradees did well and were duly promoted to their new grades. The performance of the day went ...

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Luton Upgraded

It was a great day for the Luton Lunatics as three of its members were upgraded at the December Kata Course run by Sensei Peter Spanton (8th Dan). Following the short kata course, Sensei John Hurley was honored to be awarded his 5th Dan. Then the hopefuls lined up for their grading.  ...

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Grading

Grading Panel - John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan), Danni Noble (2nd Dan), Jeff Archer (1st Dan), Omari Asein (1st Dan) This was a small grading with only four hopefuls. They all impressed the judges significantly to be awarded their new belts.   The performance of the day went to Stacey ...

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Sensei John Hurley Awarded 5th Dan

Sensei John Hurley was delighted to be awarded his Godan (5th Dan) at the December kata course run by Sensei Peter Spanton.   This is a huge honor and recognition of John's contribution to Karate in general and Higashi in particular. Since he was awarded his 4th Dan in North Wales in 2005, ...

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