On Sunday 3rd November 2019, ESKA members attended the TSKUK Course and Black Belt Grading. The grading took place in front of a panel including Sensei Alan Parrish 7th Dan, Sensei Jason Hitchings 6th, Sensei Nathan Bond 5th Dan and Sensei Carol Parrish 4th Dan. A very successful grading resulted in 34 students achieving their 1st Dan Black Belt and 7 students achieving their 2nd Dan Black Belt.

Congratulations to the following new 1st Dans:

Alexander Armes, Amber Affleck, Anish Kantam, Eleanor Soddy, Ella Wright, Emma Armes, Evan McKenzie, Frankie Scarlett, Freya Lingham-Sutch, Gaia Dreisin-Moss, Hayden Lewis, Henry Jones, Iruoroghene Isiavwe, Isio Emore, Jacob Rush, Jacob Wise, Johnathan Soddy, Lewis Barker, Lola Cushing, Madeline Baldwin, Mateusz Krukowski, Nick Weston, Paul Allen, Rishik Kantam, Ryan Gore, Rhys Edmonds, Sam Howlett, Sarah Tilley – Jones, Tabby Cook, Toby Higham, Tyler Paul, Tyler Reeve and William Bowen.

Congratulations to the following new 2nd Dans:

Rebecca Forster – Spencer, Lilly Holden, Ethan Jones, Szymon Krukowski, Ryan Simms, Sam Snelling and Jamie Vinall