We would like to congratulate John Helsdon who successfully passed his 3rd Dan (Sandan) grading on Day 2 of the TSKUK International Course at the UEA Sportspark, Norwich.

He successfully passed after many years of dedicated training and now joins a few elite members of ESKA who have a 3rd Dan and above grade. After John had attended an intense training course, he was put through his paces with a very gruelling and technical examination under the watchful eye of the TSKUK grading panel, which included Sensei Richard Amos 7th Dan, Sensei Hiroshi Ota 7th Dan, Sensei Mario Trachel 4th Dan and Senior TSKUK Instructors Alan Parrish 6th Dan and Jason Hitchings 6th Dan.