On the 12th July we held a grading at Fleetwood for students from Sensei Simon's, Sensei Julie's and Sensei Del's classes, and what a fantastic grading it was! The students involved where from very young white belts through to one student, Jordan Morley, attempting his 3rd Kyu brown belt.
Thank you to Sensei Gavin, Sensei Julie, Sensei Martin and Sensei Del who assisted with the grading. Also thanks to Sempai Kirsty and Sempai Martin, Junior Instructors Nathan, Kieran and Dylan and Junior Sempai's Brandon, Jack, Ben, Rebecca and Laighton for helping on the day with the grading.
On what was a very hot day to grade, you could not fault the focus, effort and determination of every student who graded. We had a number of white belts from age 4 years of age right through to adult, who showed some great karate basics for their first ever grading, and there was some lovely Kion kata on display. The remaining students grading, all of different Kyu levels, again showed fantastic karate basics, as well as great kata and kumite skills. The students grading to 4th Kyu purple belt and 3rd Kyu brown belt where pushed particularly hard and had to endure a lot of kumite, and even two on one kumite sessions!
Very well done to Sensei Simon's Chorley dojo who have been training for a number of years now, and all did fantastically well and worked really hard, the students attempting their 4th Kyu purple belts were awesome and really overcame a lot to achieve their grades. Well done to you all at the Chorley dojo you were brilliant!
Congratulations to each and every student who attempted their grading as everyone sucessfully achieved their next belts. You should all be extremely proud of yourselves as you all worked really hard for your next Kyu grade. Well done!
Jordan Morley 3rd Kyu
We have to give a special mention individually to Jordan as he was the only student on the day attempting 3rd Kyu brown belt, which is no easy task and could have been intimidating, but not for Jordan.
Jordan has been training for a number of years now with Sensei Simon, as well as also recently with Sensei Julie. Along with his dad Chris and now also little brother Jimmi, the Morley family are a great part of Musuko Karate and always give great commitment to the club and real effort in every class.
Jordan displayed great karate basics on the day, and was very focused throughout. He had been practicing his kata's at Sensei Julie's class and this was really visible at his grading. Jordan was the longest to kumite out of all the students, and was greatly supported from the side by his family, as well as the other students and supporters watching.
Jordan showed great focus and determination especially when he had to kumite both Junior Instructors Nathan Crowther and Kieron Lydon at the same time, this was no easy feat and Jordan was really tired by this point but he handled it brilliantly, dug in and kept on going until the end.
Congratulations Jordan you should be really proud of yourself and the great achievement of gaining your 3rd Kyu. Well done and keep up the fab work!