Senior Grading Info

2017 Senior Course/Grading Dates :-  2nd DECEMBER (REVISED DATE)

PURPLE/BROWN/BLACK BELT TRAINING COURSE & GRADING – TRINITY LEISURE CENTRE, CARLISLE

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Senior Brown & Black Grading Course – 9th September 2017– Senior Training Course with Sensei James 8th Dan from 10am followed by Brown/Black Belt Grading

Congratulations to the members in the above photo who were successful in passing, along with the Senior Panel Members, Doug James 8th Dan, Ray Hind, Gordon Harrison, & Darren Longstaff 6th Dans, Matthew Miller, Mark Heaton & Colin Broatch 4th Dans.

To 1st Dan Jordan Kent & Richard Dowdell; To 1st Kyu Connor McDermott; Zola McGlinn-Shaw; Lewis Heaton & Brad Finley; To 3rd Kyu Abbie Blacklock; Ben Summers; Paul Upex & Jason Jenkinson.

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Senior Brown & Black Grading Course – 17th June 2017– Senior Training Course with Sensei James 8th Dan from 10am followed by Brown/Black Belt Grading

Congratulations to the members in the  photo below who were successful in passing, along with the Senior Panel Members, Doug James 8th Dan, Ray Hind & Darren Longstaff 6th Dans, Matthew Miller, Mark Heaton & Colin Broatch 4th Dans.

Well done to the 3 Chojinkai students who graded at Carlisle, left to right – Mark Heaton, Matt Miller, Niamh Connelly to 3rd Kyu, Colin Broatch, Jack Tallentire to Junior 1st Dan, Ray Hind, Angela Armstrong to 1st Dan, Doug James & Darren Longstaff 

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Senior Brown & Black Grading Course – 18th March 2017– Senior Training Course with Sensei James 8th Dan from 10am followed by Brown/Black Belt Grading

Congratulations to the members in the above photo who were successful in passing, along with the Senior Panel Members, Doug James 8th Dan, Ray Hind, Gordon Harrison & Darren Longstaff 6th Dans, Matthew Miller, Mark Heaton & Colin Broatch 4th Dans.

To 1st Dan, Ella Higgins & Katie Lewis : To 1st Kyu Jordon Kent & Richard Dowdell ; To 2nd Kyu  Connor McDermott; To 3rd Kyu Connor Newhouse & Ethan Ross; To 3rd Kyu Brown Stripe, Bernadette & Christian Dixon;

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Senior Brown & Black Grading Course – 10th December 2016– Senior Training Course with Sensei James 8th Dan from 10am followed by Brown/Black Belt Grading.

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Congratulations to the members in the above photo who were successful in passing, along with the Senior Panel Members, Doug James 8th Dan, Gordon Harrison & Darren Longstaff 6th Dans, Fred Ritson 5th Dan & Mark Heaton & Colin Broatch 4th Dans.

To 3rd Dan, Stephen Lambert: To Junior 2nd Dan, Nathan O’Sullivan;  To 1st Dan, Paul Hymers : To 1st Kyu Keir McGlinn-Shaw, Tony Mousley ; To 2nd Kyu Zola McGlinn-Shaw; Lewis Heaton, Ken Holliday; To 3rd Kyu Corey Short & Emily Woodcock; To 3rd Kyu Brown Stripe, Oliver Metcalf, Leigh Nicholson & Kalanie Holliday.

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Darren Longstaff being presented with 6th Dan Award @ Chojinkai Cup Annual Championships on Sunday 20th November 2016 by Chief Instructor Doug James 8th Dan.  Darren started training in 1981 at the Prudhoe Club run by Jimmy Hague 3rd Dan.  He is currently the Haltwhistle Club Head Instructor & Senior Grading Panel Member.

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Senior Brown & Black Grading Course – 17th September 2016– Senior Training Course with Sensei James 8th Dan from 10am followed by Brown/Black Belt Grading.

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Workington Club Instructor Colin Broatch with

newly graded 3rd Dan John Ramage & Doug James

Congratulations to the members in the above photo who were successful in passing, along with the Senior Panel Members, Doug James 8th Dan, Darren Longstaff 6th Dan, Fred Ritson 5th Dan & Mark Heaton & Colin Broatch 4th Dans.

To 3rd Dan, John Ramage : To 1st Dan, Matthew Dowdell : To 2nd Kyu Josh Neen ; To 3rd Kyu Brown Stripe, Ethan Ross & Connor Newhouse

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Senior Brown & Black Grading Course – 19th March 2016 – Senior Training Course with Sensei James 8th Dan from 10am followed by Brown/Black Belt Grading.

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Congratulations to the members in the above photo who were successful in passing, along with the Senior Panel Members, Doug James 8th Dan, Ray Hind & Gordon Harrison 6th Dans, Darren Longstaff & Fred Ritson 5th Dans, Mark Heaton & Colin Broatch 4th Dans.

To Prov 3rd Kyu, Corey Short, To 3rd Kyu, Sam Potter; Shae Morris; Zola McGlinn-Shaw; Dana Ball; Sarah Connelly: To 1st Kyu, Jack Tallentire;

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Senior Brown & Black Grading Course – 5th  December 2015 – Senior Training Course with Sensei James 8th Dan from 10am followed by Brown/Black Belt Grading.

Senior Grading 5th December 2015

Congratulations to the members in the above photo who were successful in passing, along with the Senior Panel Members, Doug James 8th Dan, Gordon Harrison 6th Dan, Darren Longstaff 5th Dan, Mark Heaton & Colin Broatch 4th Dans.

To Junior 2nd Dan, Dylan Swarbrick, To 1st Kyu, Angela Armstrong-Watson; Claire Swarbrick; George Brews; Jack White;: 3rd Kyu, Rosie Lawlor; Ann Slaymaker;

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Senior Brown & Black Grading Course – 12th September 2015 – Senior Training Course with Sensei James 8th Dan from 10am followed by Brown/Black Belt Grading.

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Congratulations to the members in the above photo who were successful in passing, along with the Senior Panel Members, Doug James 8th Dan, Hind 6th Dan, Gordon Harrison & Darren Longstaff 5th Dans, Matthew Miller & Alan Connor 4th Dans.

To 1st Dan, Emily Brews, Joanna Francis, Josh Wilson, Henry Parfitt, Joseph Smith, Eloise Lawler, Sophie Cowan:To 1st Kyu, Ella Higgins, Katie Lewis, Kane Harper: 3rd Kyu, Declan Hogg : Brown Stripe, Eve Harper

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Senior Brown & Black Grading Course – 6th June 2015 – Senior Training Course with Sensei James 8th Dan from 10am followed by Brown/Black Belt Grading.

Senior Grading 6th June 2015

Congratulations to the members in the above photo who were successful in passing, along with the Senior Panel Members :-Back Row, Gordon Harrison 5th Dan: Jordan Harrison 3rd Kyu; Lauren Lynch 1st Dan; Jordan Kent 2nd Kyu; Duncan Potter 1st Dan; Ray Hind 6th Dan,

Front Row: Doug James 8th Dan: Fred Ritson 5th Dan; Sam Wordsworth 3rd Kyu; Jack Tallentire 2nd Kyu; Lewis Heaton 3rd Kyu: Mark Heaton 4th Dan:

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Senior Brown & Black Grading Course – 14th March2015 – Senior Training Course with Sensei James 8th Dan from 10am followed by Brown/Black Belt Grading.

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Congratulations to the members in the above photo who were successful in passing:-Back Row, Panel Members Mark Heaton 4th Dan, Ray Hind 6th Dan, Darren Longstaff 5th Dan, Matt Miller 4th Dan.

Front Row: Sarah Connelly Brown Stripe, Sam Potter Brown Stripe’ Aimee Little 3rd Kyu, Arick Russell 3rd Kyu with Chief Instructor Doug James 8th Dan.

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Senior Brown & Black Grading – 6th December 2014 – Senior Training Course with Sensei James 8th Dan from 10am followed by Brown/Black Belt Grading.

Senior Grading 6th Dec 2015

Congratulations to the following members in the above photo who were successful in passing:-Mark Stevens & Debra Ramage 1st Dan: Josh Wilson, Andrew Schofield, Duncan Potter, Matt Dowdell, Lauren Lynch & James Beniams 1st Kyu: Cameron Lawlor, Richard Dowdell, Keir McGlinn Shaw, Jack White & George Brews 2nd Kyu: Beth Dowdell, Caitlin Lithgow, Chris Hymers & Jack Tallentire 3rd Kyu, William Jarvis & Shea Morris to Prov 3rd Kyu.

A  6th Dan Award was made to Steve Chaplow, head instructor at Kendal Club who retires this month.  Photo shows Darren Longstaff 5th Dan & Ray Hind 6th Dan congratulating Steve Chaplow with his 6th Dan

Darren Longstaff 5th Dan, Ray Hind 6th Dan congratulating Steve Chaplow with his 6th Dan Award

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