Grading Day Success @ Kenbu Dojo

Last month we saw Kenbu Dojo students stand out on the floor for the first time in 18 months to take part in their first grading of 2021. This was an emotional return to the mats, as most of the students had not seen each other in a very long time, due to our smaller class groups and each have worked so incredibly hard to get to this point despite the craziness going on around them in each of their worlds.

The grading kicked off with a brief warm up to get everyone moving, then jumped straight into testing. Regardless of belt rank, all students demonstrated all syllabus from white belt up to the belt they were testing for. It was noted that Shidoshi Sinead shed a tear or seven as the grading began with a room filled with hard working and eager students, all of which have stood by her and worked their butts off to test on this day.