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For many students obtaining Black Belt is the penultimate achievement in martial arts training and indeed in many schools there are not many (if any) techniques to learn, although I've been assured by a number of "authorities" variously to a number of allusions of secret mastery etc etc At the Koryukan achieving your Black Belt is considered mastering the Nyumon syllabus and does rightly deserve one of respect for the hard-work and dedication required to reach this benchmark.
After a long hard day of review our Spring Grading is now complete. Students performed outstandingly under the Grading requirements and format, there was great martial spirit from everyone throughout the day. Congratulations to all our students on their success during Spring Grading, there is more hard work to come, but everyone proved themselves more than capable and we're looking forward to a great six months of training at the Koryukan, towards Autumn Grading (24th March 2
The Koryukan has moved to the home Dojo as many of you know and training has been well attended and rewarding. After Spring Grading (21st October) we will be adjusting our syllabus to reflect Sensei thoughts on ensuring students are gaining appropriate skills for self defence and development. Sempai - As we now have a number of Sempai preparing for Yudansha and two students undertaking the Junior Instructor Program there will be plenty of hard training and opportunities to le