Grading Results

Below are the results of our student grading at Northern Suburbs Goju Kai.

 

Many thanks to the coaches who willingly gave their time during the year, and a special welcome to Sempai Glen Irwin who has come on board as kumite coach. Thee were good grading results all round, with outstanding result for the brown belts going through to Junior black belt. Overall with the help of our professional AKF accredited coaches a high standard was set and achieved.

MARCH – DECEMBER GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2016

Oscar Anthony                     8th 7th Encouragement Award

Stella Anthony                     7th 6th Most Improved

Xavier Anthony                   5th Kyu

Aidan Allen                          10th 9th Kyu Encouragement Award

Matthew Bodeker                4th

Gemma Boylan                    10th 9th 8th Most Improved

Lachlan Byrne                     Junior Sho Dan Ho

Siahn Davies                       8th 7th 6th Kyu   Outstanding Achievement Award

Ethan Browne                    4th Kyu Most Improved Junior Student

Kayla Browne                     Junior Sho Dan Ho

Jade Duong                          Junior Sho Dan Ho

Lucas Duong                      3th Kyu Prov

Ella Beaumont-Fay           1st Kyu  Junior Student of the Year

Henry Beaumont-Fay        5th 4th Kyu Most Improved

Trent Crombie                    Junior Sho Dan Ho

Megan Foster                      10th 9th 8th Most Improved

Euen Wheeler                     10th 9th Encouragement Award

Ewen Lindsay                     10th 8th Encouragement Award

Ben Pedley                           10th 9th

Yamato Rowe                     2nd Kyu Prov Most Improved

Jessie Rivers                       9th 8th

Jasmine Staples                  6th

Makenzie Williams             Junior Sho Dan Ho Junior Student of the Year

Parker Williams                 2nd Kyu

 

 

DECEMBER GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2015

Juniors

Bekah Allen                       10th Kyu  Encouragement Award

Tobi Allen                          10th Kyu   Encouragement Award

Jacob Arundel                  10th Kyu  Most Improved

Lucas Buehrig                  10th Kyu

Siahn Davies                    10th Kyu   Encouragement Award

Max Tanner                      10th Kyu

Aiden Shier                        8th Kyu

Mia Harvey                        8th Kyu   Most Improved

Jacob Buehrig                    6th Kyu

Sam Buehrig                      6th Kyu

Ethan Browne                    5th Kyu

Lucas Duong                      4th Kyu

Riwaj Shrestha                  4th Kyu

Ella Beaumont-Fay           2nd Kyu  Most Improved

Kayla May Browne            2nd Kyu  Most Improved

Kaleb Brown                       2nd Kyu  Most Improved

Yamato Rowe                     2nd Kyu Prov Most Improved

Parker Williams                 2nd Kyu Prov

Lachlan Byrne                     1st Kyu

Jade Duong                          1st Kyu Junior Student of the Year

Makenzie Williams             1st Kyu  Most Improved

Kyle Wilson                          1st Kyu

 

Seniors

Rachel Steadman              6th Kyu

Ben Williams                     2nd Prov

Daniel Strasser- Kirchwegger  Sho Dan Ho

 

SEPTEMBER GRADING HOMBU DOJO 2015

Seniors

Paul Cull                           3rd Kyu

Rachel Steadman            8th Kyu

 

 

JUNE GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2015

Juniors

Rose Blake                      10th Kyu

Mia Harvey                     10th Kyu

Aiden Shier                     10th Kyu

Jakob Buehrig                  7th Kyu

Samuel Buehrig               7th Kyu

Jasmine Staples               7th Kyu

Riwaj Shrestna                5th Kyu

Yamato Rowe                  3rd Kyu

Samuel Guy                     3rd Kyu

Parker Williams              3rd Kyu

Kayla May Browne         3rd Kyu

Kaleb Brown                    3rd Kyu

Ella Beaumont – Fay       3th Kyu

Trent Crombie                 2nd Kyu

Jade Duong                      2nd Kyu

Makenzie Williams         2nd Kyu

Seniors

Ben Williams                   3rd Kyu

 

 

SEPTEMBER GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2014

Juniors

Tia Carter                         9th Kyu

Ashleigh Ralston             6th Kyu

Jakob Buehrig                8th Kyu

Samuel Buehrig              8th Kyu

Matthew Bodeger           6th Kyu Encouragement Award

Riwaj Shrestna                6th Kyu Encouragement Award

Ethan Browne                 6th Kyu Most Improved

Ethan Davies                   6th Kyu

Henry Beaumont – Fay  6th Kyu

Jake Mills                         6th Kyu

Lucas Duong                   6th Kyu Prov

Seth Littlewood              6th Kyu

Ella Beaumont – Fay      4th Kyu Most Improved

Jade Duong                     4th Kyu

Makenzie Williams        4th Kyu

Parker Williams              4th Kyu Most Improved

Yamato Rowe                  4th Kyu Most Improved

Lachlan Byrne                 2nd Kyu Student of the Year

Kyle Wilson                     2nd Kyu Prov

Kaleb Brown                                 Encouragement Award

Sam Guy                                        Most Improved

APRIL GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2014

Juniors

Jakob Buehrig                  10th Kyu

Samuel Buehrig                10th Kyu

Tia Carter                          10th Kyu

Riwaj Shrestna                    9th Kyu

Jasmine Staples                  8th Kyu

Lucas Duong                       8th Kyu

Ella Beaumont – Fay          5th Kyu

Seniors

Alanah Carter                      6th Kyu Most Improved

Stephen Williams                              Most Improved

Ben Williams                                       Student of the Year

DECEMBER GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2013

Juniors

Matthew Bodeker                        9th Kyu

Lucas Duong                              9th Kyu Encouragement Award

Bryce Crombie                            8th Kyu

Ethan Browne                             8th Kyu Encouragement Award

Ethan Davies                               7th Kyu Encouragement Award

Jade Duong                                 6th Kyu Most Improved Junior

Kayla Browne                              6th Kyu Most Improved Junior

Kaleb Brown                                5th Kyu

Sam Guy                                      5th Kyu

Trent Crombie                             5th Kyu

Harrison Watson                        4th Kyu Junior Student of the Year

Lachlan Byrne                            3rd Kyu Prov

Conor Stephens                        3rd Kyu

Tamara Stephens                       3rd Kyu

Seniors

Stephen Shepherd                    10th Kyu

Greg Hopson                               8th Kyu 

Ben Williams                                5th Kyu Most Improved Senior

James Crowe                               2nd Kyu

SEPTEMBER GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2013

Callum Craig                                 10th Kyu

Jaj Schwagermann                      10th Kyu

Ethan Browne                                9th Kyu

Alen Kratina                                   8th Kyu

Ethan Davies                                 8th kyu

Jake Hamilton- Mills                     8th Kyu Encouragement Award

Jade Duong                                   8th Kyu

Kayla Browne                                8th Kyu

Seth Littlewood                            8th Kyu

Lucas Carey                                   6th Kyu Prov

Parker Williams                              6th Kyu

Harrison Watson                           5th Kyu

Kyle Wilson                                   4th Kyu Most Improved Junior

Seniors

Greg Hopson                                 9th Kyu

Samantha Hopson                        8th Kyu

Ben Williams                                  6th Kyu Most Improved Senior

Luke Stares                                    5th Kyu Most Improved Senior

Derry Brome                                   6th Kyu

Patrick Beaumont – Fay              2nd Kyu Student of the Year

 

 

 

JUNE GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2013

Juniors

Alen Kratina                                10th Kyu

Ethan Browne                              10th Kyu

Jasmine Staple                            10th Kyu

Jake Mills                                    10th Kyu Encouragement Award

Kayla Browne                              10th Kyu

Lucas Duong                               10th Kyu

Matthew Bodeker                         10th Kyu

Riwaj Shrestna                            10th Kyu

Ethan Davies                                9th Kyu

Jade Duong                                  9th Kyu

Seth Littlewood                            9th Kyu

Henry Beaumont – Fay                  8th Kyu

Lucas Carey                                 7th Kyu

Makenzie Williams                        7th Kyu Most Improved Junior

Parker Williams                            7th Kyu

Jadzia Bristow                              6th Kyu

Jake Wise                                      6th Kyu

Kade Harvey                                 6th Kyu

Kaleb Brown                                 6th Kyu

Yamato Rowe                                6th Kyu

Seniors

Alana Carter                                  8th Kyu

Marco Giovannini                         8th Kyu

Patrick Beaumont – Fay                3rd Kyu

Luke Stares                                   7th Kyu Most Improved Senior

APRIL GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2013

Juniors

Mackenzie Williams                                    8th Kyu

Lucas Carey                                                8th Kyu

Kade Harvey                                                7th Kyu

Yamato Rowe                                               7th Kyu

Ella Beaumont – Fay                                    6th Kyu

Sam Guy                                                       6th Kyu

Trent Crombie                                              6th Kyu

Lachlan Byrne                                             4th Kyu

 

 

DECEMBER GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2012

Juniors

Ethan Davies                                            10th Kyu

Geordie Butterworth                                10th Kyu

Henry Beaumont – Fay                             10th Kyu

Lucas Carey                                              10th Kyu

Makenzie Williams                                    10th Kyu

Robbie Butterworth                                 10th Kyu

Seth Littlewood                                        10th Kyu Prov

Bryce Crombie                                            9th Kyu

Kade Harvey                                                8th Kyu

Kaleb Brown                                                8th Kyu

Parker Williams                                            8th Kyu

Yamato Rowe                                               8th Kyu

Ella Beaumont – Fay                                    7th Kyu

Sam Guy                                                        7th Kyu                                  Most Improved Junior Student

Trent Crombie                                               7th Kyu                                  Junior Achievement Award

Harrison Watson                                          6th Kyu Prov                         Most Improved Junior Student

Kyle Wilson                                                   5th Kyu

Lachlan Byrne                                               5th Kyu                                 Most Improved Junior Student

NIcholas Power                                             5th Kyu

Jye Brome                                                      4th Kyu Prov                         Most Improved Junior Student

Tamara Stephens                                          4th Kyu                                  Most Improved Junior Student

Anastasia Julien – Martial                             Junior Sho Dan Ho

Ciana Martinus                                              Junior Sho Dan Ho             Junior Student of the Year

Kian Martinus                                                Junior Sho Dan Ho

Seniors

Ben Williams                                                 8th Kyu

Jayden Baker                                                8th Kyu

Matthew Hannaford                                     Junior Brown yellow tip

Sam Busby                                                   6th Kyu                                Most Improved Senior Student

Brigitte Julien                                               4th Kyu

Patrick Beamont Fay                                    4th Kyu                                Senior Student of the Year 2012

Wayne Aldersea                                            2nd Kyu

Daniel Strasser – Kirchweger                      1st Kyu                                  Senior Student of the Year 2013

 

Note:  Odette Harmse – Most Improved Senior Student of the Year.

Once again the dojo continues to grow with most students achieving and realising their goals. The standard set by the higher grades is having a positive and profound effect on the lesser grades. I want to thank all students fro their outstanding work ethic this year.

A.note to the new junior black belts. At the end of year function I mentioned that only two junior black belt students in the history of the dojo have gone on to attain senior first dan. Those students are Sasha Harvey (nee Davidson) and Leigh Carey. Senior first dan is the beginning of the process in learning karate as an art. From there you begin to understand and develop skills that will hold you in good stead for the remainder of your karate journey.

Remember goal setting is important and developes confidence. When I graded to Sho Dan (first dan) I spent the next two years concentrating on relearning my kihon and kihon ido. Today I strive to be better in all aspects of the art and still put in a lot of time to bettering my basics and basic movement.

Your goal might be to get to training on time or simply tying your belt. Once these goals have been achieved you can then reset your future goals. Make your goal realistic, and if you are unsure speak to the person you think may be able to assist you.

The instructors this year have been exemplary and are developing sound teaching practises. The more the instructors teach the more they learn. Special thanks to Sepai Warren (Accredited coach with AKF), Sasha, Sean and Kohai James, Patrick, Matthew and Sam.

Have a good break, stay safe and we will see you all Wednesday 13th February 2013

 

SEPTEMBER GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2012

Juniors

Bryce Crombie                             10th

Kade Harvey                                 10th

Yamato Rowe                                 9th

Ella Beaumont Fay                         8th

Harrison Watson                             8th

Sam Guy                                         8th

Daniel Theodorou                           7th

Jake Wise                                       7th

Joshua Power                                 7th

Riley Mason                                    6th Prov

Jye Brome                                      5th

Tamara Stephens                           5th

Conor Stephens                              4th

Gina Sciuto                                     4th

Ciana Martinus                                1st

Kian Martinus                                  1st

Seniors

Marco Giovannini                            9th

Derry Brome                                    7th

Michael Busby                                 6th Prov

Luke Stares                                     3rd Junior Yellow tip Senior 7th Kyu

James Crowe                                   2nd Prov

Stephen Williams                             2nd Prov                 Inaugural winner of the Jim Thomas Club Person of the Year Award

 

 

JUNE GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2012

Juniors

Kaleb Brown                                 10th

Ella Beamont Fay                          10th

Sam Guy                                         9th

Harrison Watson                             9th

Trent Crombie                                8th

Joshua Power                                8th Prov

Jake Wise                                      8th

Kyle Wilson                                    6th

Nicholas Power                              6th

Lachlan Byrne                                6th

Seniors

Patrick Beaumont Fay                    6th

James Crowe                                 3rd

Stephen Williams                           3rd

 

 

MARCH GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2012

Juniors

Harrison Watson                      10th Kyu

Sam Guy                                    10th Kyu

Trent Crombie                          10th Kyu

Yamato Rowe                           10th Kyu

Amber Derbyshire                      9th Kyu

Daniel Theodorou                      8th Kyu

Jadzia Bristow                            8th Kyu

Lachlan Byrne                            7th Kyu

Jye Brome                                   6th Kyu

Lauren Larranaga-Trivess      6th Kyu

Tamara Stephens                      6th Kyu

Seniors

 Sam Busby                                 6th Kyu      Prov

 

Edgewater dojo registered the largest number of students attending a March grading since 2007. Due to training commencing in February most students are not prepared for gradings until June of each year. It was encouraging for the coaching staff to see a number of students who made the effort to prepare early for this grading.

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all students and coaching staff for a great effort in 2011, and we look forward to catching up with you on Wednesday 8th February 2012 – Sempai Brian.

P.S.  Sorry for the delay in getting the grading results up for the later part of the year. I would like you to look at the comments listed under the September grading, as it marks a new chapter in our dojo history.

 

 

DECEMBER GRADING HOMBU DOJO 2011

Joshua Power Junior 9th Kyu
Jake Wise Junior 9th Kyu
Tamara Stephens Junior 8th Kyu
Zane Lamb Junior 5th Kyu
Gina Sciuto Junior 5th Kyu
Conor Stephens Junior 5th Kyu  Prov  Most Improved student  
Derry Brome Senior 8th Kyu  Prov
Michael Busby Senior 8th Kyu
Sam Busby Senior 8th Kyu

 

Congratulations to all of the above students in achieving a higher grade. The coaching staff were particularly pleased with the standard displayed at the gradings, especially the senior students.

 

SEPTEMBER GRADING HOMBU DOJO 2011

 

 

Daniel Theodorou Junior 9th Kyu
Abbey Byres Junior 8th Kyu
Jessica Mullen Junior 8th Kyu
Jye Brome         Junior 8th Kyu Prov
Kaylee Ford Junior 8th Kyu
Kyle Wilson         Junior 8th Kyu Prov
Lachlan Byrne Junior 8th Kyu
Lauren Larranaga-Trivess Junior 8th Kyu
Nicholas Power Junior 8th Kyu
Riley Mason Junior 8th Kyu
Alysha Bandy Junior 6th Kyu
Conor Stephens Junior 6th Kyu
Isaac Maloney Junior 6th Kyu
Kian Martinus  Junior 2nd Kyu
James Crowe                               Senior 4th KyuSenior student of the year
Daniel Strasser – Kirchweger                               Senior 2nd Kyu
Cathy Scott                               Senior Sho Dan
Lawrence Carmichael                               Senior Sho Dan

 

The September grading will go down as one of the history making events in the dojo since 1998. Cathy Scott attained the rank of 1st Dan Black Belt, joining the only other female student to do so in 40 years under the instruction of Shihan Peter May and in more recent times, Sempai Brian Davidson.  Sasha Harvey (nee Davidson) attained 1st Dan ranking on 15th December 1998, the first female student to do so since the dojo commencement in 1971. Shihan Peter May started the dojo in Kalgoorlie in 1971 and moved to Perth around 1982. Sasha started as a 9 year old in 1985 and achieved First Dan after 12 years of training time.

The dojo was confronted with many challenges, as training halls were hard to find and maintain regular tenancy in. Shihan Peter stuck at the task and the loyal band of student followed him from venue to venue. Koondoola, Mirrabooka, Wanneroo  and finally Craigie High School where the dojo settled into a protracted tenancy thanks to Sempai Steve Crowe. The Craigie dojo commenced around 1986 and finally had to move on to Edgewater in 2006, as the High School  was destined for demolition.

Sempai Mitch, Sempai Warren, Wayne Aldersea and James Crowe were all students at Craigie, and I’m sure have fond memories of the grueling training sessions undertaken at the hands of Shihan Peter.

Lawrence Carmichael also attained 1st Dan in September and he and Cathy join the following senior students to do so in the dojo history.

Sempai Brian Davidson

Sempai Steve Crowe

Sempai Martin Bell

Sempai Warren Stephens

Sempai Lloyd Carey

Sempai Robbie Hands

Sempai Sasha Davidson

Sempai Leigh Carey

Sempai Mitch Tapper attained First Dan under Kyoshi Shihan in 1974 and graded to Ni Dan Ho at the Edgewater dojo in 2009.

 

Lawrence achieved 1st Dan in dojo record time of 4 years. He and Cathy attended extra session under Shihan Ben Mettam and Kyoshi Shihan Brian Mackie, expanding their knowledge and expertise in achieving their goals.

 

Congratulations to all students attending the grading. Keep working hard and the results will come.

The more you train at the art of Goju karate, the more you will learn about yourself. When you attain 1st Dan Black Belt, it is then, that you begin to realise that you are just scratching the surface in learning about youself and the art.

 

 

 

 

JULY GRADING HOMBU DOJO 2011 

 

Juniors

 

Edgewater Tamara Stephens 10
Edgewater Riley Mason 10
Edgewater Nicholas Power 10
Edgewater Lauren Larranaga 10
Edgewater Lachlan Byrne 10
Edgewater Kyle Wilson 10
Edgewater Kaylee Ford 10
Edgewater Jye Brome 10
Edgewater Joshua Power 10
Edgewater Jessica Mullen 10
Edgewater Jake Wise 10
Edgewater Daniel Theodorou 10
Edgewater Abbey Byres 10
Edgewater Isaac Maloney Most improved student   8
Edgewater Alysha Bandy Most improved Student    8
Edgewater Adam Lamb 6 Prov
Edgewater Ciana Martinus Junior Student of the Year   3
Edgewater Kian Martinus 3
Edgewater Luke Stares 3 Prov
Edgewater Odette Harmse 2

 

Seniors

 

Michael Busby       9th Kyu

Sam Busby            9th Kyu

James Crowe         5th Kyu

Dave Flitcroft          8th Kyu

Stephen Williams    4th Kyu    Most improved Senior student of the year

Congratulations to all students who attended the grading. The coaching staff have done a tremendous job with all students passing to the next level. The dojo has taken a massive leap with record number attending the grading. I have never seen a prouder group of coaches on presentation night and I personally thank them for getting the best out of the students – Sempai Brian Davidson

 

APRIL GRADING HOMBU DOJO 2011

Juniors

 

Matthew Lynn                     4th Kyu

 

Seniors

 

James Crowe                    6th Kyu

Lawrence Carmichael         Shodan Ho

 

Matthew continues to improve and is showing good form and technique. James trained in the art as a junior and achieved Junior Blue belt. He commenced training with Shihan Peter May around 1985 at the Koondoola Hall and continued his training through to the mid 90’s. Lawrence is developing into a fine martial artist and is now training at the Hombu dojo on Saturdays under Kyoshi Shihan Brian Mackie with a view to competing in karate tournaments in the future.

Ciana and Kian Martinus are also attending Kyoshi Shihan’s Saturday morning class to develop their competition skills.

 

 

DECEMBER GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2010

 

Juniors

 

Alysha Bandy                 10th Kyu

Jadzia Bristow                  8th Kyu

Adam Lamb                     8th Kyu

Stefano Mastroianni          8th Kyu

Tahlia Williams                  8th Kyu

Gina Sciuto                       6th Kyu

Matthew Lynn                    5th Kyu

Ciana Martinus                   4th Kyu

Kian Martinus                     4th Kyu

Luke Stares                       4th Kyu

Anastasia Julien Martial       1st Kyu

Benjamin Griffin                  Shodan Ho

 

Seniors

Stephen Williams               5th Kyu

Daniel Strasser Kirchweger 3rd Kyu

Wayne Aldersea                 2nd Kyu Prov

Lawrence Carmichael          1st Kyu

 

All of the students passed, some perforrming excellence technique and were clear standouts on the day of grading. Lawrence performed at a particularly high standard, with Kyoshi Shihan sending Sempai Brian an email expressing how pleased he was with Lawrence’s performance on the night. Congratulations to all students who graded throughout the year and we look forward to another year of high standards in 2011.

On December the 5th 2010 we lost Sempai Jim Thomas and his smiling face and coaching assistance will be missed. To all the AKF Accredited coaches at the Edgewater Dojo (Sempai Mitch, Brian,Warren, Cathy San and Lawrence San) thamkyou for you continued support and passing on of knowledge.

 

From Sempai Mitch and Brian

SEPTEMBER GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2010

 

Adam Lamb 10th Kyu Jnr
Isaac Maloney 10th Kyu Jnr
Michael Harmse 4th Kyu Jnr
Daniel Strasser- Kirchweger 4th Kyu Snr

 

Kyoshi Shihan was extremely pleased with the effort shown and ability displayed by Daniel on grading night .

Sempai Brian has been impressed with the work ethic displayed by Michael Harmse in the second half of the year. His concentration and hard work resulted in a good pass to Junior 4th Kyu.

Adam and Isaac displayed good skill levels on grading day and should work towards grading again in 2010

 

 

JUNE GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2010

 

Juniors

Jadzia Bristow                         10th Kyu

Stefano Mastroianni                10th Kyu

Tahlia Williams                         10th Kyu

Conor Stephens                        8th Kyu

Ciana Martinus                          6th Kyu

Kian Martinus                             5th Kyu

Matthew Hannaford                   2nd Kyu

Seniors

Steven Williams                         6th Kyu

Daniel Strasser – Kirchweger   5th Kyu

Brigitte Julien                              4th Kyu (Prov)

Zhan Li                                         4th Kyu

Wayne Aldersea                         3rd Kyu

 

 

A very pleasing grading with all students performing with confidence and a good understanding of the skills and form required in the art. Sempai Mitch and Brian would like to thank the coaching staff for their dedication and commitment. Their examle and  knowledge of the art is testimony to the continued good result by all students. Lawrence Carmichael attended the Bronze level coaching course in June and will officially join the coaching ranks at Edgewater later in the year.

 

Zhan Li had an outstanding grading, progressing from 6th Kyu to 4th Kyu. He was the only student to skip a Kyu at the grading. This was a marvelous result when you consider all branches of the Kai were represented on the night.

 

MARCH GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2010

Juniors

Ciana Martinus        8th Kyu

Luke Burong            6th Kyu

Shaun McGrath        6th Kyu

Zane Lamb              6th Kyu

 

Seniors

Lawrence Carmichael 2nd Kyu

 

A great effort by all students with Lawrence setting a new dojo record by attending and passing 6 consecutive gradings to achieve senior 2nd Kyu. Lawrence is attending the Bronze Level Coaching course in June 2010 accompanied by AKF accredited coaches:

Mitch Tapper

Brian Davidson

Warren Stephens

Jim Thomas

Cathy Seddon

 

 

 

 

A high level of proficiency was shown by all students this year, especially in the novice senior grades.  The highlight of the year was the achievement of senior black belt by Cathy Seddon. Cathy is only the third senior in the girls division to reach this milestone since the Northern Suburbs Goju branch commenced in the early 1980′ s. Only one other student has progressed to Sho Dan in this period (Sasha Davidson in the year 2000).  The coaching staff would like to thank the students for their efforts throughout the year. 

A note to the students – Don’t lose sight of the stanard of instruction you are receiving and when the coaching staff receive the odd comment of thanks, it gives them confirmation that they are delivering the right information in helping you achieve your goals.

 

 

DECEMBER GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2009

Juniors

Ciana Martinus           10th Kyu

Matthew Lynn               6th Kyu         Most Improved Junior Student of the Year

Kian Martinus               6th Kyu         Junior Student of the Year

Max Partridge              6th Kyu

Priska Huber                2nd Kyu

Seniors

Anna Scott                            8th Kyu

Stephen Williams                  7th Kyu

Daniel Strasser- Kirchweger   6th Kyu Most Improved Senior Student of the Year

Zhan Li                                  6th Kyu

Wayne Aldersea                    4th Kyu

Lawrence Carmichael             3rd Kyu Senior Student of the Year

 

 

SEPTEMBER GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2009

Juniors

Luke Burong               8th Kyu

Matthew Lynn              8th Kyu Zane Lamb                 8th Kyu

Kian Martinus              8th Kyu

Shaun McGrath           8th Kyu  Most Improved Junior Student of the Year

Gina Sciuto                 8th Kyu

Seniors

Lawrence Carmichael  4th Kyu

Cathy Seddon             Sho Dan Ho

 

        

JUNE 28th – JULY 2nd GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2009

Juniors

 

Ashraj Singh                  10th Kyu

Ashveena Kaur              10th Kyu

Gina Sciuto                    10th Kyu

Jadzia Bristow               10th Kyu

Jonothan Gullotto           10th Kyu

Kian Martinus                 10th Kyu

Luke Burong                  10th Kyu

Matthew Lynn                 10th Kyu

Olivia Lynn                     10th Kyu

Shaun McGrath               10th Kyu

Zane Lamb                     10th Kyu

 

Max Partridge                   8th Kyu

Matthew McGrath               6th Kyu

Calvin Tran                        5th Kyu

Luke Stares                      5th Kyu

 

Seniors

 

Brent Hannaford               6th Kyu

Brigitte Julien                   5th Kyu

Lawrence Carmichael       5th Kyu With Distinction

Wayne Aldersea              5th Kyu

 

 

APRIL 4th – 7th GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2009

Juniors

Anastasia Julien Martial     2nd Kyu

Calvin Tran                        6th Kyu

 

Seniors

Lawrence Carmichael         6th Kyu

 

DECEMBER 13th – 17th GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2008

Juniors

Edward Mackie              2nd Kyu

Priska Huber                  3rd Kyu

Matthew Hannaford          3rd Kyu

Moi Mackie             Prov 4th Kyu

Michael Harmse              6th Kyu

Rhy Blackie                    6th Kyu

John Huber                     6th Kyu

Luke Stares                    6th Kyu

Will Blackie                     8th Kyu

Matthew McGrath             8th Kyu

 

Seniors

Jason Burford                 4th Kyu  Dedication Award 08

Wayne Aldersea             6th Kyu

Glen Partridge                7th Kyu

Glenn McGrath                7th Kyu

Brent Hannaford               8th Kyu

Lawrence Carmichael       8th Kyu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 20th – 24th GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2008

Juniors

Benjamin Griffin                 1st Kyu

Anastasia Julien Martial     3rd Kyu   Junior Student of the Year 08

Edward Mackie                 3rd Kyu

Jack Rosa                        3rd Kyu

Moi Mackie                       5th Kyu

Calvin Tran                        8th Kyu     Most Improved Student 08

John Huber                       8th Kyu

Matthew McGrath             10th Kyu

Max Partridge         Prov   10th Kyu    Encouragement Award 08

Seniors

 

Cathy Seddon                    1st Kyu

Wayne Aldersea                 8th Kyu

Glen McGrath                     8th Kyu

Glen Partridge                    8th Kyu

 

A special mention for Wayne Aldersea who has been involved with Brian Mackie’s Karate Academy of Japan for many years. He returned to the sport through the Edgewater Dojo after several years at the Craigie and Hombu Dojo as a practising brown belt. He decided to commence training all over again, foregoing his brown belt level and attended the September grading as a white belt. It was not surprising he achieved yellow belt. Wayne attended a development tournament in November and won the Kyu grade kumite.

A special mention goes to Odette Harmse who won both the kata and kumite sections in the June development tournament. This was a sensational achievement and is the first student at the Edgewater Dojo to achieve such a feat. She automatically graded from green belt to 3rd Kyu Blue. Well done Odette.

Shihan Craig Soley is recovering from shoulder surgery and we wish him well in his recovery.

 

JUNE 28th – JULY 2 GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2008

Juniors

Priska Huber             4th Kyu

Matthew Hannaford   4th Kyu

Rhy Blackie              7th Kyu

Luke Stares              8th Kyu

Calvin Tran              8th Kyu

Seniors

Cathy Seddon  Prov   1st Kyu

 

A high level of skill was displayed by all students

APRIL 5th – 9th GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2008

Juniors

Luke Stares                     9th Kyu        

Matthew Hannaford         5th Kyu          

Priska Huber                    5th Kyu         

Andrew Garnett               4th Kyu         

Anastasia Julien              4th Kyu  

 

Congratulations to the above students for their great effort at training prior to the grading. A special mention goes to Andrew and Matthew who attended the December 07 grading and performed particularly well in training early in the year for the coaching staff.

A special thanks to Sempai Mitch for his effort in preparing the students for the grading especially in kata.

Sempai Jim and Cathy san are working hard to shape the next list of students eligible for gradings.

It is the responsibility of all students to put in their best effort in training week in week out under the guidence of the coaching staff.

 

  

DECEMBER 8th – 12th GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2007

Juniors

Will Blackie                      10th Kyu

Rhy Blackie                        8th Kyu

Lauchlan Seddon               8th Kyu Prov

Tameka Javier                   7th Kyu

Michael Harmse                 7th Kyu

Matthew Hannaford           6th Kyu (Most improved Junior 2007)

John Huber                        9th Kyu

Kea Javier                         6th Kyu

Andrew Garnett                 5th Kyu (Junior student of the year 2007)

Odette Harmse                  5th Kyu

 

Seniors

Johannes Alexander        Snr Yellow

Paul Blakers                     4th Kyu

Tamara Saunders             4th Kyu

Cathy Seddon                   2nd Kyu Prov (Snr Student of the year 2007)

Mitchell Tapper                Ni Dan Ho

 

Merry Christmas to all student, parents and coaching staff from Sempai Mitch, Warren, Lloyd,Jim and Brian.

See you Wednesday 6th February 2008 with registration day for new students Monday 11th February.

SEPTEMBER 22nd – 27th GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2007

Congratulations to the following students

Juniors

Rhy Blackie                      9th Kyu

Matthew Hannaford          8th Kyu

Ashley Maylor                  8th Kyu

Andrew Garnett               6th Kyu

Priska Huber                    6th Kyu (Junior Club person of the year 2007)

Mae Mackie                     6th Kyu

Moi Mackie                      6th Kyu

Shant Baghoomian          5th Kyu

Anastasia Julien              4th Prov

Edward Mackie                4th Kyu Dist

Jack Roza                        4th Kyu

Benjamin Griffin              2nd Kyu

Seniors

Cathy  Seddon                3rd Kyu  

 

A great effort by all students in maintaining a high standard and making the instructors very proud with your ability to display the art so well.

JUNE 30th – 4th July GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2007

Congratulations to the following students

Juniors

Will Blackie                10th Kyu

Rhy Blackie                10th Kyu

Matthew Hannaford    10th Kyu

John Huber                 10th Kyu

Ashley Maylor             10th Kyu

Andrew Garnett             8th Kyu  Distinction

Priska Huber                  8th Kyu  Distinction

Lauchlan Seddon          9th  Kyu

Tameka Javier               8th Kyu Provisional

Mae Mackie                   8th Kyu

Moi Mackie                    8th Kyu

Kea Javier                     7th Kyu

Shant Baghoomian        6th Kyu

Odette Harmse               5th Kyu Provisional

Anastasia Julien            5th Kyu

Edward Mackie              5th Kyu Distinction

Jack Roza                      5th Kyu

Benjamin Griffin            3rd Kyu

Johannes Alexander     Junior Sho Dan Ho

Seniors

Jason Burford               5th Kyu (Achievement Award 2007)

Tamara Saunders         5th Kyu

David McGillivray         4th Kyu

Cathy Seddon               4th Kyu

Brant Bush                   Junior Sho Dan Ho Blue

Jim Thomas                   Shodan

 

 

 

 

APRIL 1st – 6th GRADINGS HOMBU DOJO 2007

Congratulations to the following students

 

  • Priska Huber Junior 10th Kyu
  • Andrew Garnett  Junior 10th Kyu with distinction   
  • Michael Harmse Junior 8th Kyu 
  • Shant Baghoomian Junior 7th Kyu 
  • Hayley Chiplin Junior Sho Dan Ho
  • Paul Blakers Senior 5th Kyu 
  • Cathy Seddon Senior 5th Kyu