Dan Grade Promotions – December 2019

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
Ilja Samorodov Shinbudo London 30th September 2019 E
William Burt Tayside-Dundee JudoScotland 24th November 2019 P
Atanas Hristozov Croydon Judo Club London 24th November 2019 E
Mark Goldie Pro Judo Parklands JudoScotland 26th September 1999 P
Maria Anne Moss Bromley Judo Academy London 20th October 2019 P
Leah Pattison Crawcrook Judo Club Northern 4th December 2019 P
Mohammad Nawaf Alip Ernest Bevin Pheonix Judo Club London 20th March 2018 P
Ian Morgan Sportif – Cupar JudoScotland 2nd November 2019 P
Henry Ripley United Judo (Bexley Heath) Southern 22nd December 2019 E
Michael Finn Backup Judo Club Northwest 24th November 2019 P
Mark Owen Patchway Judo Club Western 2nd December 2019 P
Lucy Brandon United Judo (Bexley Heath) Southern 2nd March 2019 T
Peter Balog Patchway Judo Club Western 10th December 2019 IJF
Ben Van Denten Butokan Judo Club Northern 24th November 2019 E
Anthony Welch Butokan Judo Club Northern 24th November 2019 E
Shaun McLaughlin Shori Judo Club NIJF 20th November 2019 E
Ella Jo Hampson Huddersfield Judo Club Y & H 1st December 2019 P
Ewan Hull Kettering Premier Judo Club Midlands 24th November 2019 E
Dimitar Paskalev Budokan Ceredigion Judo Club WJA 7th December 2019 P
Robert James Starbuck Samurai Judo Club Midlands 24th November 2019 P
Morgan Daley Chepstow Judo Club WJA 9th December 2019 E
Chris Gibbins Iruka Judokwai NHC 12th December 2019 E
Summer Shaw Judo Club Osaka Southern 14th December 2019 P
Cedric Aubert Ealing Judo Club London 8th December 2019 P
Tolly Plested Zodiac Judokwai (Hastings) Southern 8th December 2019 E
Owen Gallagher Hazama NIJF 26th November 2019 T
Omar Bougoffa Moberley Judo Club London 12th January 2020 P
Elia Benveniste QMUL Judo Club London 28th October 2018 E
Niamh Southgate Kumo Judo Club Eastern 27th November 2019 P
Oliver Swanepoel Renkeido Judo Kwai Eastern 20th October 2019 T
Benjamin Grist Judo Club Osaka Southern 27th January 2019 P
Niamh O’Keeffe Wirral Judo Club Northwest 16th December 2019 P
Zachary Stimpson Thomas Deacon Judo Club Eastern 18th December 2019 P
Lewis Fryer Rush Judo NHC 7th December 2019 P
To 2nd Dan
Michael Foster Lambton Judokwai Northern 9th December 2019 T
Noel Blake Vale Judo Midlands 17th November 2019 T
Stephen Evans Mold Judo Club WJA 24th November 2019 P
Mark Bermingham Stafford Judo Club Midlands 17th November 2019 T
Craig Milne Kodokwai Judo Club Northern 24th November 2019 E
James Reseigh Vale Judo Club Midlands 14th December 2019 P
Mark Summerfield Croydon Judo Club Southern 8th December 2019 T
Tola Bishi Tokei Judo Club London 3rd November 2019 P
To 3rd Dan
Gareth Sealey Budokan Ceredigion Judo Club WJA 24th November 2019 P
Misha Kljutic Osterley Judo Club London 16th December 2019 T
Peter Yeo Tokei Judo Club B.U.J.A 12th December 2019 P
Chloe Nunn Bishops Stortford Judokwai NHC 12th December 2019 P
Michael John Fryer Rush Judo NHC 14th December 2019 P
To 4th Dan
Danny Peter King Bishops Stortford Judokwai NHC 27th November 2019 P
E Examination (line up)
P Accumulation of 100 points
T Technical
TC Technical conversion
EC Competitive conversion
IJF IJF conversion
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