2019 Dan Grading

12 Oct

The annual WSKF National Dan Grading was held on Saturday, 5 th October, at Vanderbijlpark Dojo. Candidates were represented from multiple dojos and attempted grades ranged from Shodan (1 st Dan) to Yondan (4 th Dan).

This year’s grading panel consisted of the most senior WSKF members, ranging from Godan (5 th Dan) to Nanadan (8 th Dan). As such, the panel was extremely strict in evaluating all students. The large group executed their prescribed kihon and kata, as well as partaking in multiple rounds of strenuous kumite. Students attempting higher grades also presented their research article to the panel.

Congratulations to the following students who successfully passed the examination:

A) Promoted to Shodan:
Ruan Enslin
Sibusisiwe Mnguni
Julian Botterill
Larissa Beukes
Stephanus Van Niekerk
Vic Du Preez
Christopher Jenkins

B) Promoted To Nidan:
Jaco De Wet
John van der Sandt
Duncan Rogowski
Morrie Swart
Christiaan Van Wyk
Renier Basson
Jacques Matthee
Inge Titus
Carien Hartzenberg

C) Promoted To Sandan:
Lindie Jenkins
Banie Niehaus
Deon van der Berg
Zone Knoetze
Les Liebenberg

D) Promoted To Yondan:
Elize Zywotkiewicz
Gary Van Jaarsveld