Club Grading March 2011

Sensei Graham Hopkins (5th Dan) graded a number of Fudoshin students at Farnborough on Wednesday 23/March. All students were successful and deservedly passed their gradings after working hard on basics, combinations, Kata and pair work for a long time - WELL DONE! The club members who successfully passed their gradings, together with their new grade, are listed below:

4th Kyu (Purple Belt)
Natalie Sears

5th Kyu (Blue Belt)
Max Sears

8th Kyu (Yellow Belt)
Emma Beetschen

The picture below shows the successful students with Sensei Graham Hopkins (5th Dan) and Sensei Rob Windsor (3rd Dan): (from left to right) Max Sears, Sensei Hopkins, Emma Beetschen, Sensei Windsor and Natalie Sears.

Here's a picture of everyone who attended training on the evening of the grading:

After training it was off to Zizzi's in Camberley to catch-up and to toast Sensei Hopkins and congratulate him on being awarded 5th Dan - Congratulations Sensei!

Sensei Hopkins presented Sensei Windsor with a special Aikido head scarf which commemorates 20 years of Sensei Hopkins club in Aldershot - Jion: