Black Belt Grading 2017

The 2017 annual MayoShinDo Black Belt karate grading was this year held at Radley College Sports Centre, Oxford on the 1st and 2nd of September. Karatekas of various ages and grades from Oxford and Cornwall MayoShinDo karate Clubs were in attendance, keen to grasp the…

Black Belt Grading – 2016

Following the local area karate grading, the annual black belt grading took place. Unlike most black belt grading there was only one student who was eligible to grade. No pressure then. Denzil Searle a Black Belt 3rd Dan was the unlucky student who had all…

Black Belt Grading – 2015

This year’s Black Belt Grading gave us a superb weekend of many hours training and assessment. Friday evening was, as usual, meeting, greeting and training followed by ale at the famous First and Last pub. The grading though is never predictable. Saturday morning was a…

Black Belt Grading – 2014

Another year, another Black Belt Grading. As usual it was held over a weekend at the Sennen Community Hall, Cornwall. Saturday was spent on all aspects of our system and technique. Later we all spent a really enjoyable evening at Clive and Lesley’s. On Sunday…

Black Belt Grading – 2013

As we bowed to start the first session at around nine thirty, it was great to see all the brown belts up and their instructors. Derek headed up the ‘grading panel’ of Elaine, Clive and John. He explained that this year he wanted everyone to…

Black Belt Grading – 2012

Candidates for Black Belt and Dan grades joined the top grades in MayoShinDo and other enthusiasts of all standards in this year’s grading. Karatekas from all clubs and areas can get together, train, eat, drink and generally have a great time. So here were all…

Black Belt Grading – 2011

The higher the grade, the longer it takes to the next one so the once-a-year Black Belt Grading is a big event. There were 7 candidates and a few just training (all welcome). The Grading Panel were: Derek Collins, Elaine Jaycock, Clive Double, Clint Hosking…