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KUGB Special Dan Course

The Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) hold two Free Special Dan Grade Courses each year for its Black Belts, the first of which took place at the Queen's Park Leisure Centre in Chesterfield.  These courses are specifically designed for those taking San Dan and above.

The course was led by KUGB Seniors Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan), Sensei Bob Poynton (8th Dan) and Sensei Frank Brennan (8th Dan) and well attended with Black Belts ranging from 1st Dan to 8th Dan from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The two-hour intensive course focused on developing Kihon, Kata and Kumite to the highest technical levels, including application of Kata and Kumite technique and those training pushed themselves to both their physical and mental limits, studying and striving for perfection.

Attendance on the Special Dan Grade Course and other black belt courses is fundamental to the development of a Dan Grade's standard of Karate, not only personally, but also as Instructors.

Many congratulations to those Karateka who successfully passed their gradings.
 



KUGB Special Dan Course : New 6th Dan Black Belts
Rokudan

Paul James - Ikkyo Aberystwyth
Michael Johnstone - Hutton

 

KUGB Special Dan Course : New 5th Dan Black Belts
Godan

Samuel Birch - Red Lion SKC
Carl Howard - Ichiban
Kelvin Price - Okami
Daniel Robinson - Hutton

 

KUGB Special Dan Course : New 4th Dan Black Belts
Yondan

Dean Acreman - Okami SKC
Mark Foster - Sei-Do-Kan
David Mills - Bargoed
Chris O'Reilly - KUGB Kazoku
Joseph Rawcliffe - Halewood SKC
Philip Winterborne - Kyoshin

 

KUGB Special Dan Course : New 3rd Dan Black Belts
Sandan

Jason Crowther - Shinko
Kelly Hodkinson - KUGB Chelmsford