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 examination s which concluded at 5pm approx.
Some topics this year focussed on:
As always at Summer School, many candidates from clubs across the UK presented themselves forward for grading. This year DTA had two senior members presenting for Dan grade examination. On the day, the hard work and commitment that both put in over the preceding years was evident as with both delivering a controlled and technically strong performance in their demonsrations and application resulting in well deserved promotions.
Pam Dempsey: Promoted to 2nd Dan
Jer Ryan: Promoted to 1st Dan
Being congratulated by Sensei Garrett Baxter 5th Dan
A sincere thank you to Sensei Keith McClean for the tireless coaching and preparation in the run-up as well as the great support and mentoring provided on the day. Sincere gratitude also to all our club members , seniors and juniors, who trained and partnered with each of us giving of their time selflessly to help us practice and prepare.