On Thursday 3rd of December Rick passed his Brown Belt grading.
He showed great courage and fought on, even though his asthma was affecting him badly throughout the whole grading. The grading lasted 1hr 20 mins and he lost 4 lbs in weight during the test where he performed in excess of 200 throws. Rick was tested on all aspects of the brown belt syllabus from a technical perspective as well as under pressure with live attacks, weaponry, sparing and a grueling line up at the end of the session. Thanks to Sensei Pat & Sensei Gary who along with myself were Uke’s for the main part of the grading and sat on the panel as examiners.
Thanks to all other students who took part in the line up.
Well done Rick, onwards and upwards!