With both Sensei Martin and Sensei Louise watching and only three students grading there was nowhere to hide. We worked through a series of basic striking and blocking techniques, followed by a kick / punch combination and then san dan gi. The first kata of the goju ryu system, Gekisai Dai Ichi, was performed to a decent standard, both to the count and moving together as a group. We finished with padwork and a spirit test of press ups, sit ups and burpees.
Many congratulations go to Al Weaver, Iain Cumming and Jo Brookfield for passing to the grade of 9th kyu (yellow belt).