Shotokan Karate Academy

Special Dan Course - great turn-out!

Saturday 26 April 2014

On Sunday 27th April 2014, large numbers of KUGB black belts from across the UK travelled to the Queens Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield for one of the 2 special dan courses of 2014.  This course is free to KUGB Dan Grades and instruction was provided by Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan and KUGB Chief Instructor, and Sensei Bob Poynton 8th Dan.

A large group of our members joined the course together with our club Chief Instructor Sensei Garry Harford 7th Dan.  Several of our newest black belts were attending for their very first time. 

The training covered all the grading syllabus including all the various katas required for each dan grade level. 

It was a gruelling but rewarding session with Senseis Sherry and Poynton watching our every move and correcting the fine detail of the katas. 

And it was a great opportunity to train with other senior karateka within the KUGB.

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