Congratulations to SBN Karen on her promotion to 4th Dahn Assistant Master and to KSN Nathan Kelly on his promotion to 2nd Dahn at the European Championships, UEA Norwich Sports Park on the 31st May. Well done to JKNs Barry Slade and Maria Whiting who passed their first National Testing for 2nd Dahn and to DBN Jade Henderson and DBN Maxi Webster-Coles who passed National testings towards their 1st Dahns.
Barry Slade’s photography has featured in an array of publications world wide, including Geographical, BBC Focus, National Geographic, Welt der Wunder, Natur+Kosmos, Le Monde, The Bulletin and European GEO. He is author of the books Capricornia Country and Light on Australia and has twice been awarded the Eureka Prize for Photographic Journalism in Science and the Environment.
In May, sixteen students from the school competed in a regional inter-school tournament held at the Mid-Suffolk Leisure Centre, Stowmarket and won a haul of 44 medals between them. The school placed third overall and Trinity Anzalone won the Beginners Champion Trophy. In June, Head Instructor Karen Smith was promoted to 4th Degree and Assistant Instructor Nathan Kelly was promoted to 2nd Degree at the European Championships held at UEA Sportspark, Norwich. Assistant Instructor Barry Slade also passed his first national testing for 2nd degree as did Maria Whiting and Jade Henderson and Maxi Webster-Coles passed tests for 1st degree. Ten students from the school competed in the Championships, at which there were 800 competitors, and between them won 20 medals in the forms, techniques, weapons and sparring divisions.