On Sunday 21 June, Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan), Chief Instructor of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB), traveled to Chelmsford to hold a Special Training Course and Kyu Grading Examination. This took place at Mildmay Sports Centre, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford.
Sensei Sherry is famous within the Karate World and as a result there were a large group of enthusiastic Karateka in attendance for the two Training sessions. Amongst this group were Club Instructors and Students traveling from KUGB clubs from all over the South East of England.
Photo: All Grades with Sensei Sherry (9th Dan)
The day started with Sensei Sherry teaching the Black and Brown Belts. They were put through their paces covering Kihon, advanced Kumite and Kata Empi.
Photo: (L-R) Jack Hillsden, Teah Pope and Aya Rainer
Photo: Sensei Richard Naylor-Jones
Photo: Mia Hillsden
Photo: High Grades with Sensei Sherry (9th Dan)
This was then followed by a training session for All Grades from White Belt through to Black Belt. With the Kyu Grading to follow immediately after the training session, Sensei Sherry took the class through the Kyu Grading syllabus covering all three fundamentals for their grade level. The Black belts accordingly went through the Dan Grade syllabus.
Photo: (L-R) Alicia Willis and Simone Brown
Photo: Sensei Sherry helps Alex Dearlove with his technique
Photo: Ron McGeary (Front)
Photo: (L-R) Priscila Suarez and Patricia Roza
Immediately following the training sessions the Kyu Grading examination began. The grading was well attended with students from Dulwich, Ipswich Higashi, Shin Gi Tai, Sudbury and, of course, Chelmsford.
The grading was a great success so well done to everyone who participated. Also a big thank you to all those KUGB clubs and their students who traveled to take part in the days event.
A special well done to the 41 students from Chelmsford who too the Kyu Grade examination. This Sunday Sensei Dot Naylor will present our students with their certificate signed by both Sensei Sherry and Sensei Dot.