Dan Grade Promotions – August 2022

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
Emmanuel Olowe Harrow Schools Judo London 23rd July 2022 E
Rowan Bowers Core Judo Academy Southern 10th August 2022 E
Pamela Santoriello Spirit Judo Club Southern 30th July 2022 T
Kenady Raine Gateshead Judo Club Northern 15th June 2022 P
Andrew Chan Bradley Stoke Judo Club Western 17th June 2022 E
Andrew Bailie Budokwai London 31st July 2022 E
Leah Liberty Jackson Ryecroft Judokwai Midlands 11th July 2022 P
James Dempster Garioch Judo Club Judo Scotland 10th July 2022 E
Nathan Walker Ultimate Judo – Aberdeen Judo Scotland 10th July 2022 E
Matthew Dick Garioch Judo Club Judo Scotland 10th July 2022 E
James Hakudou Miyairi Ryedale Judo Club Y&H 2nd August 2022 IJF
Carlo Carbone No Club Stated Other 22nd August 2022 IJF
Poppy Hedges SKK Judo Club Northwest 10th August 2022 E
Sean Robson Kurakan Judo Club Northern 20th July 2022 T
Allan King Carnegie Judo Club Judo Scotland 28th August 2022 P
Edward Puaca Ippon Judo Club Northwest 23rd August 2022 P
Sofia Xiromeriti Manchester University JC B.U.J.A 23rd August 2022 P
Adam Reed EGH Judo WJA 18th August 2022 E
William Slaney Lancaster University Judo Club Northwest 23rd August 2022 E
William Bolton Dartford Judo Club Southern 23rd August 2022 E
Jay Patterson Hibari-Kan Judo Club Judo Scotland 27th June 2022 E
George Alfie Roberts Wirral Judo Club Northwest 21st August 2022 P
Madeleine Young Bradley Stoke Judo Club Western 12th Februrary 2022 E
To 2nd Dan
Liam Anthony Duhig Hollywater Judo Club Southern 30th July 2022 T
Karl Brown Bearpark Judo Club Northern 1st August 2021 P
Mark Russell Abingdon Judo Club NHC 18th July 2022 E
Yusif Israfilbayov Abingdon Judo Club NHC 18th July 2022 E
To 3rd Dan
Simon James Durston Cantebury Judokwai NHC 3rd August 2022 P
David William Baldwin Wellingborough Shudan Midlands 12th September 2021 T
To 4th Dan
Richard Hull Kettering Premier Judo Club Midlands 4th June 2022 T
To 6th Dan 
Andrew James Ede Westcroft Judo Club Southern 4th August 2022 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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