Great results at winter grading

Sunday, July 29, saw the Sakura Bana Budo hold its winter grading.

More than 40 students attended and over 40 students were graded in Aikido and Jodo, with two students receiving their black belts.

Senior students Brent Harding received his black belt in Aikido and Jordon Root received her Ni-Dan in Aikido, congratulations to both.

The juniors had a very exciting day.

All juniors were graded in Aikido and all juniors competed in three martial arts competitions.

The results from the competitions were:

Karate Kata Competition

Boys 1st Mcausland Tebbut, 2nd Sol Woodward, 3rd Jacobe Hankey

Girls 1st Emma Owens, 2nd Erin Tebbut, 3rd Oliva Chopping

Ground Work Competition

Boys Small 1st David Hankey 2nd Ben Chappel

Boys Medium 1st Jed Collis 2nd Sol Woodward

Boys Large 1st Brandon Cassin 2nd Mathew Wheeler

Girls Small 1st Emma Owens, 2nd Sarah Wheeler

Girls Medium 1st Pheobe Drury 2nd Erin Tebbut

Girls Large 1st Oliver Chopping 2nd Elanor Drury

Sumo Competition

Boys Small 1st Nazar Eltoby 2nd Ben Chapple

Boys Medium 1st Jed collis 2nd Sol Woodward

Boys Large 1st Brandon Cassin 2nd Kurt Blair

Girls Small 1st Emma Owens, 2nd Sarah Wheeler

Girls Medium 1st Mckenzie Creech 2nd Erin Tebbut

Girls Large 1st  Elanor Drury 2nd Oliver Chopping

Senior Improvement was awarded to Cody Hewitt

Senior Achievement was awarded to Lilly Richardson

Senior Achievement was awarded to Dylan Henry

Best Ukemi was awarded to Sarah Wheeler and Zach Jefferies

A new junior beginners class will be held on Wednesdays at 4.30pm at the Milton/Ulladulla Basket Ball stadium, starting August 22.

Anyone interested in learning Aikido, Jodo or tai chi can contact Sensei Mick Smalley on 0439 278 756. 

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