WSKF National Dan Grading

13 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

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