This year Summer school took place over three days beginning on Friday at 10:00am and concluded on Sunday at 2:00pm followed by grading examinations which concluded around 5pm.
As always at Summer School many excited candidates from clubs across the UK and farther afield present themselves for examination and test for promotion. This year DTA had two candidates presenting for dan grade test. The examination panel on the day comprised; B.Jones 7th Dan, G.Baxter 5th Dan and D.Ramsden 4th Dan. As expected at Summer School not all candidates are sucessful, but on the day the hard work and commitment put in over the preceding years was evident with Pam & Jer delivering a controlled and strong performance in their demonstration of Kata and application.
P. Dempsey: promoted to Nidan
J. Ryan: promoted to Shodan
Pam & Jer being congratulated by Garrett Baxter Sensei, 5th Dan