Unfortunately, this year’s Dinner Dance was cancelled but ESKA this year has awarded the following Senior Dan Grades dated 28/11/20
Sensei Tony Stones – Rokudan – Knebworth
Sensei Farah Stones – Yondan – Knebworth
New Sandan and New Junior Shodan, May 11th 2019
New Shodan. November 2018
Well done Graham Fountain for passing his Black Belt grading.
New Junior Intermediate Dan Grade June 2018
Well done to Leo for passing his Junior Intermediate Black Belt at the Kyu grading. Well done. It is not an easy path and he kept going.
Black Belts May 2018
Congratulation to Nigel for passing his Black Belt at the grading yesterday (12/05/18). Well deserved. Also a well done to Graham who trains regularly with us at the club.
Knebworth Karate Club celebrates four new Junior Blackbelts and one Intermediate Black Belt.
Intermediate Black Belt
The grading took place Saturday, November 11th. Well done all of you.
Dan gradings November 2016
Congratulations to Ben on achieving his Junior Shodan.
Dan gradings May 2016
Congratulations to Matt on achieving his 2nd dan and Nick on achieving his Junior Shodan.
New Second Dan November 2015
Congratulations to Sam on achieving his 2nd dan.
Youngest ever Dan Grade November 2014
Knebworth Karate Club would like to congratulate Matthew Passingham, aged 12 years, on becoming the youngest ever black belt to pass his Dan Grading at the club. The grading took place on Saturday 8th November 2014 at Little Staughton in Bedfordshire. The grading was 4 hours long, covering all aspects of the ESKA Shotokan Karate syllabus including Kata and Kumite. Matthew has been training for over 6 years and in that time he has shown great spirit and determination to achieve this wonderful award. Matthew will now start his coaching program and we are confident that with his continued enthusiasm, he will become a great instructor.
November 9th 2013 Dan Grading
Congratulations to Ben, Robin and Joseph on achieving their junior black belt.
May 11th 2013 Dan Grading
Congratulations to Daniel, Sam, Rhianne and Owen on passing their Junior black belts.
November 10th 2012 Dan Grading
Congratulations to Paul on achieving Nidan. Congratulations to Lee and Maria for achieving black belt.
May 19th 2012 Dan Grading
Congratulations to Adam on achieving his black belt. Congratulations to Lee and Maria on achieving their intermediate black belts.
November 12th 2011 Dan Grading
Congratulations to Adam on achieving his intermediate black belt.
November 13th 2010 Dan Grading
The club celebrates two new Sandans and one new dan grade black belt.
Farah Malik & Glen Hildyard Sandan
Tracy Lester Dan grade
Tracy achieves her Intermediate-Dan Grade
On one of the hottest days of the year Tracy passed her Intermediate Dan grading on May 22nd 2010
Jenny Hanson achieves her 2nd Dan.
After passing her nidan in November 2009 she received her second dan award at the annual Christmas ball. Presented by Sensei Mike Nursey 8th Dan and Sensei Nick Lower 6th Dan.
Dan grading November 14th 2009
Congratulations to Christian for passing his Black Belt Dan Grading, Christian was entered as a junior but completed the adult grading to a very high standard
The chief instructed Sensei Mike Nursey commented that “due to the high standard shown, and that Christian’s ability and knowledge extended to the entire adult syllabus he was pleased to award Christian with an Adult Black Belt”
Congratulations to Knebworth Students at the Dan grading on 25th April 2009
Matt Clark for achieving Intermediate Black belt
Emily Ringe for achieving Junior Shodan Black belt
Matt Allen for achieving Shodan Black belt
Warren Bone for achieving Shodan Black belt
Paul Clements for achieving Shodan Black belt
Jess Burton for achieving Nidan Black belt
Charlie Ringe for achieving Nidan Black belt
Louise O’Connell for achieving Nidan Black belt
It was a great day for the instructors to see all the hard work and effort put in by their students come to fruition. Everybody did extremely well in front of a very intimidating grading panel of nine high-grade examiners headed by Sensei Mike Nursey 8th dan. I think I can safely say it’s one of the best days Knebworth karate club has had.
Sensei Owen Ramsden
Club Shot. Sorry, Louise is missing!
Intermediate and Dans
Intermediate and Dans. Relief in the sun!
Congratulations to Paul, Matt and Warren for passing their Intermediate Black Belts on Saturday 15th November 2008. (Sorry Paul is missing from the photo).
Here we have Matt and Paul who passed their intermediate dan grading and David who achieved his 2nd Dan!
Finally a picture of Warren, Paul and Matt!
Congratulations to Matt and Vicky for passing their black belt in April 2008.
Congratulations to Jenny on passing her Black Belt grading. May 2007.
This was a four-hour intense grading held behind closed doors and supervised by ESKA chief instructor Mike Nursey 7th dan. To achieve black belt requires intense training over a number of years and Jenny has exemplified this by training up to 6 lessons a week in some cases.
Well done Jenny
New Junior Black Belt & Intermediate Black Belt
Congratulations to Jess who passed her junior Black Belt and to Jenny, our assistant instructor who passed her Intermediate black belt on November 11th 2006.
Junior Black Belts
On June 3rd 2006, many students who train several times a week with us at Knebworth karate club achieved their black belts.
They worked really hard and have done for many years to achieve this status. A big well done to them for achieving this.
Senior Dan Grades
We are pleased to announce that Sensei Owen Ramsden was awarded his 4th Dan in November 2005 and that Sensei Tony Stones was awarded his 3rd Dan also in November 2005.