DAN GRADE PROMOTIONS – April to August 2020

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
Denis Hopley Judo Excellence Y&H 30th March 2020 E
Oliver Pomfret Cropredy Judo Club NHC 7th December 2019 P
Samuel Elliott High Wycombe Judo Centre NHC 24th March 2020 E
Steven McCabe Next Generation Judo Ltd Southern 4th March 2020 T
Nichola Maris Hillsborough Judo Club Northern 25th May 2020 T
Ben Nathan Barkby No Club Stated/Registered Midlands 12th June 2020 P
Simon Clarke Market Drayton Judo Club Midlands 15th June 2020 T
Joseph McKinney U.U.C Judo Club NIJF 20th March 2020 E
Ivan Alekhin Rochdale Judo Club Northwest 12th July 2020 E
Adrian Fountain Poole Judo Club Western 26th October 2019 P
Daniel Owen AJ Judo Centre (Llanfylli) WJA 15th February 2020 E
Amy Riddlesdell Vale Judo Club Midlands 4th April 2020 P
Amy Riddlesdell Vale Judo Club Midlands 4th April 2020 T
Ashleigh Barnikel Neyland Judo Club WJA 15th February 2020 P
James Mullen Katana Judo Club Northwest 8th May 2020 E
Maxine Rhodes Burwell Judo Club Eastern 17th July 2020 T
Stephen Lockley Wolverhampton Judo Club Midlands 17th June 2020 T
Ralph Neville Fox Cherry Judo Club Midlands 15th July 2020 T
Julia Wisniewska SKK Judo Club Northwest 16th June 2020 E
Neil MacDonald Ipswich Judo Club Eastern 30th April 2020 T
Sarah Scott Southlands School Judo Club Northern 30th June 2020 T
To 2nd Dan
Grant Burns Pro-Judo Lenzie JudoScotland 26th January 2020 T
Lu Darjaalin Hosaka Kwai Northwest 15th April 2020 P
Alan John Chivers Winchester Judo Club Southern 18th June 2020 T
David Benson Stafford Judo Club Midlands 2nd February 2020 P
Benjamin Caldwell Comberton Judo Club Eastern 17th December 2019 P
Michael Stephens Awe Judo Club Southern 13th March 2020 T
Antony Mcguirk Summit Judo Club Southern 23rd July 2020 T
To 3rd Dan
Thomas Lish Rush Judo NHC 21st March 2020 P
John McGlennon Whitehaven Judo Club Northern 9th May 2020 T
To 4th Dan
Cameron McDowall Hillsborough Judo Club Northern 11th May 2020 T
Valerie Ann Kelly Awe Judo Club Southern 6th June 2020 T
Ronald Cleere Stokenchurch Judo Club NHC 1st July 2020 BOD
To 5th Dan
David White Chelmsford Judo Club NHC 12th April 2020 T
Damon McGarvie Neyland Judo Club WJA 9th June 2020 T
Petra Piears No Club Stated/Registered Eastern 6th March 2020 T
Philip Jay York Railway Institute Y&H 23rd June 2020 T
Philip Foster Kodokwai Judo Club Northern 28th May 2020 P
Peter Powell Summit Judo Club Southern 10th May 2020 T
To 6th Dan 
Stephen Clarke No Club Stated/Registered Other 25th August 2020 BOD
James Gillespie No Club Stated/Registered London 25th August 2020 BOD
William Nobbs High Wycombe Judo Club NHC 25th August 2020 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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