Dan Grade Promotions – September

Moving into the Dan grades is a special moment that all judoka will treasure. Whether a lifetime goal or a happy co-incidence of hard work and dedication to the sport of judo, Dan grade promotions deserve to be recognised.

At the end of each month, we will publish the names of all judoka promoted to 1st Dan and above. If you achieve a grade promotion (either Mon, Kyu or Dan) in the next month please send in your grading photos and we will publish them alongside the new gradings next month!

Send in your photos to communications@britishjudo.org.uk or share them with us on our Facebook page or on twitter.

Name Club Area Date of Promotion Type of Promotion
To 1st Dan
Oliver Hemsley Vale Judo Club Midlands 14th August 2021 T
Daniel Bannister Japan Arts Centre Police Sport UK Police Sports UK 16th August 2021 E
Etienne Lwamba Croydon Judo Club Southern 15th September 2021 IJF
Robert Price Higham and Rushden Judo Club Midlands 23rd August 2021 T
Joseph Jackson Tees Valley Judo Northern 3rd September 2021 P
Michal Szczepanik Heart of Oak NHC 30th July 2021 T
Daniel Hankinson St Annes Keidokwai JC Northwest 18th September 2021 E
Gareth David Williams Team Bath Judo Club Western 11th September 2021 P
Anya Hassan Gateshead Judo Club Northern 18th September 2021 E
Shaan Khan No Club Stated/Registered Other 28th September 2021 P
Adam Funnell Samurai J C Midlands 25th September 2021 P
Jeff Smith Haltemprice Judo Club Y&H 14th January 2017 P
Michael Van Zyl Westcroft Judo Club Southern 26th September 2021 P
Luke Henderson Sportif – Tranent JudoScotland 18th September 2021 E
Dave Leigh Beach Judokwai Northwest 28th September 2021 P
Evie Halvey-Jacobs Rush Judo Hertfordshire 11th September 2021 P
Harrison Grist Judo Club Osaka Southern 11th September 2021 E
Sam Walker Sportif – Tranent JudoScotland 18th September 2021 P
To 2nd Dan
Terri Meredith Kangei Judo Club NHC 17th August 2021 P
Stanislav Struzhanoff Kodokwai Judo Club Northern 19th May 2019 P
Rachel Jackson Tees Valley Judo Northern 3rd September 2021 P
Eve Jackson Tees Valley Judo Northern 3rd September 2021 P
Mark Bermingham Stafford Judo Club Midlands 20th September 2021 P
Mark Harris Sonkei Judo NIJF 28th August 2021 T
Joe Smith Haltemprice Judo Club Y&H 19th August 2017 P
To 3rd Dan
Rachel Wheatley Oxford University Judo Club B.U.J.A 10th August 2021 P
Steven David Bundy Bishops Stortford Judokwai NHC 31st July 2021 T
Fiona Joanne Cooper Alton Judo Club Southern 13th March 2020 T
Julia Halstead Buckingham Judo Club NHC 14th August 2021 T
Keith Openshaw Wellingborough Shudan Midlands 12th September 2021 T
Chelsie Giles Coventry Judo Club Midlands 17th August 2021 BOD
Elliot Stewart Stewart Judo Academy Midlands 25th September 2021 BOD
Christopher Skelley Haltemprice Judo Club Y&H 25th September 2021 BOD
To 5th Dan
Nicole Nunn Bishops Stortford Judokwai NHC 17th September 2021 T
Gareth Mapp Wrekin Star Judo Club Midlands 16th August 2021 T
Gareth Fenton Bedford Judo Club NHC 14th August 2021 T
David Clark Windsor Judo Club NHC 26th October 2018 P
To 6th Dan 
Andrew Merchant Rochdale Judo Club Northwest 17th August 2021 BOD
E Examination (line up)
P Accumulation of 100 points
T Technical
TC Technical conversion
EC Competitive conversion
IJF IJF conversion
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