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 at 5pm.
As always at Summer School at the conclusion of Seminar, many candidates from clubs across the UK and farther afield present themselves for examination and text 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 so standards were expected to be high. 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 both of our candidates delivering a controlled and technically strong performance in their demonstrations and application.
P. Dempsey: promoted to Nidan
J. Ryan: promoted to Shodan
Being congratulated by Sensei Garrett Baxter 5th Dan