On Sunday 14th April 2019, ESKA and Westwood members attended the TSKUK Course and Black Belt Grading at the Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre. Following the 2 hour training course a grading took place in front of a panel including Sensei Alan Parrish 6th Dan, Sensei Jason Hitchings 6th Dan, Sensei Nathan Bond 5th Dan and Sensei Carol Parrish 4th Dan. Years of dedicated training and commitment resulted in a very successful grading with 24 students achieving their 1st Dan Black Belt and 5 students achieving their 2nd Dan Black Belt.

New Shodans:

Natalie Butler, Ben Clark, Nathan Dulce, Vinnie Eldridge, Sam Elliott, Amber Erum, Liam Foulger, Mark Gibson, Freddie Grant, Alfie Hannent, Joseph Holland, Isobel Hutchin, Jaye Kirkham, Marcin Kurek, Freddie Lambert, George Miller, Francesca Monk, Dishanth Muruganantham, Maadhesh Shanthakumar, Jerris Sritharan, William Taylor, Francesca Thompson, Emile Verschoor, Adrian Wise and Simon Wood.

New Nidans:

Myles Blakesley, Jack Hassall, Benjamin Impey, Luca Occhionero and Chris Zhao.

Well done to you all.