IJJF Seniors Grading Held In Poland
Gdansk in Poland provided the venue (9th-11th Nov) for a very special course which was the final part of a grading examination for senior instructors from Poland and Germanyof the IJJF (International Jujitsu Federation).
For the past 19 years the IJJF has provided regular courses in many Polish cities and steadily built up a very strong following under the guidance of Adam Twardy, Eryk Murlowski, Zbigniew Struk and Marek Zasadny. This has developed into a two-way programme of training with many Polish students travelling to UK and other European venues to broaden their knowledge and make Poland a key member of the IJJF.
This weekend Polish and German seniors and 3 English students were examined in Gdansk with the following results:
- Adam Twardy 5th Dan
- Zbigniew Struk 5th Dan
Adam Twardy, Zbigniew Struk, Eryk Murlowski, Waldemar Pschemus (Germany), Marek Zasadny, Boleslaw Jedraszko
- Waldemar Pschemus 4th Dan
- Jacek Rusin 3rd Dan
- Sloawomir Kleczewski 3rd Dan
- Marek Zasadny 3rd Dan
- Piotr Pohnke 3rd Dan
- Boleslaw Jedraszko 3rd Dan
- Jerzy Bartnik 3rd Dan
- Robert Bober 2 Nd Dan
- Wosek Adam 2nd Dan
- Krzysztof Marcinek 2nd Dan
- Andrzej Kilian 2nd Dan
- Bartosz Zawada 2nd Dan
- Norbert Bolik 2nd Dan
- Imran Chaudhry 1st Dan
- Haroon Darr 1st Dan
- Majid Ahmed 1st Dan
We send our sincere best wishes and congratulations to all those that passed the grading and look forward to the coming years with the same enthusiasm,friendship and motivation that we have built up in the past 19 years.
It seems that after such a busy summer culminating in the BUDOSAI at Bisham we could look forward to a bit of a slow down but how wrong we were. Over the past 4 weeks we have held courses in Yarmouth, Lancaster, Bialostok, Poland (photo right), Penzance & Naples. We have been very happy to see so many new faces on the courses to add to our established “regulars” which gives us all the motivation to spread the interest in the traditional martial arts.
It comes home more and more to all the instructors how many “new” students are coming to the traditional arts following a long sports career and now have the time, patience and interest to widen their horizons.
Morio Higaonna 10th Dan - A Very Rare Event
We are very pleased to announce that Sensei Morio Higaonna received his 10th dan certificate from his teacher, Sensei An'ichi Miyagi on September 5th, 2007. Sensei Higaonna also received a special certificate signed by Aragaki Shuichi Sensei and Miyagi An'ichi Sensei (both direct students of founder of Goju-Ryu, Chojun Miyagi Sensei) that recognizes him in the direct line descended from Miyagi Chojun Sensei.
Sensei Morio Higaonna 10th Dan teaching at the BUDOSAI at Bisham on the 4th August 2007
A Name to Remember - KDI Student Takes Another Gold
Karate-Do International Athlete Ross Mathieu won the British International Karate Open on Saturday 1st September in the Under 65 kilo category Ross now holds 4 Championship titles, the English / British / English International & now the British International Open.
A superb achievement for the young 18 year old who trains under his father, Sensei John Mathieu 4th Dan at the Poplar K.D.I Karate club, Essex.
Well done Ross.
Bruce Miller back in the UK
We would like to advise and recommend that you join the 'regulars' for 2 fascinating evenings of training with the outstanding US teacher Bruce Miller and his team who will be teaching his style of martial arts,Quan Li K’an at the dojos of Alan Platt in Woking, Surrey.
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