The trun-out from Monash Caulfield was pleasining:
Left to right: Anthony, Lizzie, Robin, Damian,
yours truly, Lejoe, Lisa, Ashley
Holding their new certificates are:
- Lizzie: purple I, jiu-jitsu
- Damian: purple I & II, jiu-jitsu
- Lejoe: purple I judo; purple II & yellow I, jiu-jitsu
- Ashley: purple I & II judo; purple II, jiu-jitsu
Disappointingly, club kata presentations were bumped because of a tight schedule. However, we should be very well practiced for next year!
There were numerous black-belt promotions across the organization. Of particular note, Sharen Cummings, who started training a year after me, but left to work in America for eight years, received her Shodan Ho (provisional first degree black belt) in judo.
Left to Right: Sensei Tony, Sempai Sharen, me, Sempai Tim
Also, Sempai Tim Wilkin received his Shodan Ho in judo, and I received my Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in judo.
Well done to us, and to everyone else in the Federation who successfully graded this time, and to everyone for a great year!