• Comp
    禮儀 Courtesy
  • Kids
    廉耻 Integrity
  • Waist
    忍耐 Perseverance
  • Sev
    克己 Self Control
  • Laughs
    百折不屈 Indomitable Spirit

Black Belt Grading December 2017

The INTA Winter Black Belt Grading was held on 2 December. From 9 o'clock onward, parents, instructors and nervous students gathered in the CityWest Hotel. Grand Master O'Toole, Master Douglas and Master Martin were on the panel for the twelve students grading to second degree and above, which took place in the bright first floor Conservatory. Master Donnelly led a panel of five senior instructors, including Master Fagan, in the adjacent much larger Ballroom; here 20 black tags presented themselves for their grading to first degree.

Both gradings got underway as scheduled by 10 a.m. After the student oath, students were dismissed and called forward in groups no bigger then four, to test movements up and down the floor, patterns, step sparring and self defence techniques. This was followed by sparring, after which all students were called to the table individually to be tested for their theory and power.

After deliberation by both grading panels, all students lined up together in the Ballroom for the results. Master Donnelly read out the names of those who passed, while Grand Master O'Toole presented the 17 new first degrees and one fourth degree with their black belts.

We wish to congratulate all those that passed. We hope to see the few that didn't pass again on 9 June 2018. We wish to thank Master Martin and Ms McCarthy for their diligent work preparing this grading, and Mr Carberry for organising the event.

Grading results:
6th Degree    Dave Condon
4th Degree    Jeroen Wezelman
3rd Degree    Caolán Curran
2nd Degree    Carmel Barrett
2nd Degree    Cathal Feehan
2nd Degree    Pawel Sadlak
2nd Degree    Derek Callan
2nd Degree    Teresa O’Higgins
2nd Degree    Prince Bosco Hakiza
2nd Degree    Sam Walsh
1st Degree    Clara McVeigh
1st Degree    Molly Nolan
1st Degree    David Green
1st Degree    Dylan Feehan
1st Degree    Fionn Kennedy
1st Degree    Fr. Janusz Lugowski
1st Degree    Tomasz Korba
1st Degree    Wojtek Marzec
1st Degree    Mark Rogers
1st Degree    Dylan Browne
1st Degree    Sean Gahan
1st Degree    Reinas Balakauskas
1st Degree    Kate Elson
1st Degree    Callum Doyle
1st Degree    Nathan Tobin
1st Degree    Sam Keogh
1st Degree    Aaron McDonnell