The three days started with two short courses on the evenings of Thursday 22 January, covering competition and sparring tactics; and Friday 23 January with a continuation of this theme as well as locks and chokes.
Saturday 24 January was the day of the grading and tested the students and instructors. It was a demanding grading and all who took part showed the spirit and determination required to pass at this level. Congratulations to all those who passed, especially to those achieving Dan grades (black belts):
Paramjit Gill: 4th Dan
Zahid Hussain: 4th Dan
Sandra Rae: 2nd Dan
Stephen Packer: 2nd Dan
This was followed by the Christmas party held at the Pudsey Masonic Lodge, which had been postponed from December. A special thank you to the mums and dads for helping out and making it such a wonderful evening for the children.
Personally I would like to thank the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara (Sikh Temple) for their hospitality and food over the three days; I have never met a friendlier and kinder group of people.