June KYU GRADING
98% success rate
On Sunday 11th June over 100 Karate-Ka met at the Mountfitchet Romeera Leisure Centre for the Shotokan Karate Ryu (SKR) quarterly Kyu grading.
Kyu Grade candidates had to perform their grading syllabus of Kihon (basic techniques), Kumite (Sparring drills) and Kata (formal exercises) before SKR Chief Instructor Sensei Michael Ring (6th Dan). As students progress through the grades, the syllabus becomes progressively harder and the number of Kata (formal exercises) they have to perform increases so that Brown belts will have to know and demonstrate up to 8 kata, making gradings increasingly difficult.
The brown belts and above, the final phase of the examination includes Kumite (sparring drills) with candidates performing defence and counters against full speed attacks to Jodan (Head), Chudan (Body) and from keri-waza (Kicking techniques).
Sensei Ring commented: “The students in the club go from strength to strength. I am really pleased with the consistant level of Karate techniques demonstrated by all grades.”
“The students in the club go from strength to strength. I am really pleased with the consistant level of Karate techniques demonstrated by all grades.”