Belvoir Karate Group Instructor Ian Simpson has been awarded Sandan (3rd Dan) following an evaluation by Sensei Brian Seabright , Chairman of the British Karate Association. Ian attended the grading in Manchester on Saturday 7th February2015, supported by his Homies, Darren Pike and Gary Brown.
Ian put up a great show and was rewarded with extra tuition from Sensei Brian on how to make padwork more ‘intensive’, which we all found very informative. Ian was particularly pleased with the opportunity it gave him to ‘warm down’ with some extra,’ light exercise’ directly after completing what was a, quite physical exam. Ian’s success adds another senior grade in BKG’s Instructing team.
I would like to thank both Darren and Gary for their help on the day, your help was essential, thank you.
3rd dan is the first grade which allows the recipient to be ‘officially’ referred to as ‘Sensei’ so, I am sure you will all join me in congratulating …..’Sensei’ Ian.