Black Belt Promotions
Congratulations to the candidates promoted at the Summer Black Belt Grading in Rathcoole, Dublin. The grading took place over the weekend of June 6th & 7th. On Saturday the 6th the examiner panel consisted of Master Wheatley, Master Barry, Master Delea, Mr Cooley and Mr Jones, with Master Forde and Mrs Ryan testing theory and Mr Hanlon and Mr Carl Smullen testing breaking and special technique. Mr Sheehan acted as narrator. On Sunday June 7th the grading was conducted by two panels; panel 1 consisted of Mr Buckley, Mrs Ryan, Mr Jones, Mr Byrne and Mr Cooley. Panel 2 consisted of Master Barry, Master Forde, Master O'Mahoney, Mr Kinsella and Mr McMullen. Theory was tested by Master Wheatley and Mr Carl Smullen, power/special was tested by Mr Stephen Smullen and Mr Hanlon. Mr Sheehan and Ms Sarah Lehane acted as narrators for the panels.
Candidates were tested on all aspected of the ITA Dan grading sylabus, 40 candidates presented for the test out of which 38 were promoted.
This list of those promoted is as follows:
Promoted to 1st Dan:
Promoted to 2nd Dan:
Promoted to 3rd Dan: