Grading in November 2010

Bruce McClure, a student from the Swindon club, graded to orange belt at the Weymouth course on 6th November 2010. Simon Grey from Bridport also graded to orange. Congratulations Bruce and Simon!

The orange belt grade is the next grade progression after the yellow belt, and this grading allowed Bruce to demonstrate twice as many techniques as before. 
 
Some pictures from his grading are shown below.

Aikido graders
Bruce McClure
Grading candidates, and Bruce McClure (yellow belt) from the Swindon club

Aikido attack
Aikido attack
Attacking postures, as Sensei Kolesnikov and the two Weymouth / Bridport Senseis observe carefully

Aikido attack
Aikido attack
More attacking postures

Aikido defences
Aikido defences Aikido defences
Defences against the attacks

kokyu dosa
kokyu dosa
Kokyu dosa, a breath throw, is always the final technique performed for every grading