At the York course and grading Kato Shihan presented grading certificates to the chief instructors of York and Haxby Karate clubs. They had graded in June but neither of them knew until Saturday if they had passed or not.
Above: Sensei Mike,Kato & Keith
Our congratulations go to Sensei Mike Gude promoted to 5th Dan and Shihan Keith Gullen promoted to 7th Dan.
Above: Gullen Shihan 7th Dan
Our junior members may think that grading gets easier the further along "the way" you are, I am not so sure. I am more than aware of the additional training that our Sensei put themselves through to prepare for their gradings.
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