We had our first grading of the year tonight, with six candidates to be tested on the IOGKF curriculum according to their grade. There was a very good atmosphere in the dojo and everyone clearly gave it their best effort. It was a pleasure to watch our relatively new students develop, with Adrian earning his yellow belt and Tamsin progressing to 8th kyu, orange belt. Standing in front of them were four of our more experienced kyu grade students. Congratulations to Lewis, Xorge and Ioannis on passing to 4th kyu. I was delighted to finally include Gary in a grading, after training with us for a few years. He thoroughly earned his 2nd kyu pass, next grading examination to be taken under Sensei George at the Honbu dojo in London. Our next grading will be in August when we hope to pass another six students.