Dan Grade Promotions – February 2023

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
Sophia Webb Deeside Judo Club WJA 2nd February 2023 T
Nick Azinas Hammersmith Martial Arts Club London 6th February 2023 E
Raman Van Wee Oxford University Judo Club B.U.J.A 31st January 2023 IJF
Kevin Mullins Cirencester Judo Club Western 4th February 2023 P
Muminah Daud Seishin Judo Club Poynton Northwest 11th February 2023 P
Maria Gaidamachenko Pinewood Judo Club NHC 21st February 2023 IJF
Rhonda MacKintosh Glasgow University Judo Scotland 4th February 2023 P
John-Matthew Davenport Deeside Judo Club WJA 11th February 2023 E
Zelimkhan Khusanov Beach Judokwai Northwest 23rd February 2023 E
Michael Cresswell Cambridge University Judo Club Eastern 4th February 2023 P
Eliza Margaret Sedgbeer Bishops Stortford Judokwai NHC 26th February 2023 P
Bobby Paul Pusey Micklefield Judo Club NHC 4th February 2023 E
Finn McLeish-Longthorn Haltemprice Judo Club Y&H 24th January 2023 P
Nick Michael Fleming Park Judo Club Southern 4th February 2023 P
Mohammad Rouhafshari Bedford Judo Club NHC 10th February 2023 T
Jacob James Chapman Judo Excellence Y&H 18th February 2023 P
Harriet McRae Scorpion Judo Club Southern 13th February 2023 P
Alex Kelly Simply Judo Cregagh NIJF 25th February 2023 P
Kate Chisholm Samuari J C Midlands 21st January 2023 P
Stefan Tipa Northampton Judo Club Midlands 23rd February 2023 IJF
Richard Leybourne Koizumi Judo Club Northern 26th February 2023 P
Alasdair Reid Sportif – Coatbridge Judo Scotland 26th February 2023 P
Jordan McDonald Edinburgh Judo Judo Scotland 26th February 2023 P
Aaron Stone Kin Ryu Judo Club Southern 22nd February 2023 P
Bobby King Bishops Stortford Judokwai NHC 25th September 2022 P
Finnbarr Martin No Club Stated Other 20th August 2022 E
To 2nd Dan
Oliver Short Edinburgh Judo Judo Scotland 19th February 2023 P
Alexander Short Edinburgh Judo Judo Scotland 19th February 2023 P
Mark Stuck Kodokwai Judo Club Northern 7th February 2023 P
Callum Ayres Elmbridge Judo Club Southern 24th February 2023 E
Amber Sexton Westcroft Judo (Nork) Southern 4th February 2023 P
Lisa Allan Edinburgh Judo Judo Scotland 3rd February 2023 T
Benedict MacLennan-Patton Clyde Judo Club Judo Scotland 18th February 2023 P
Ben Pearce Wessex Judo Club Western 31st October 2023 T
Chloe Link Canterbury Judokwai Southern 24th February 2023 P
Robyn Key Butokokan Judo Club Northern 26th February 2023 P
To 3rd Dan
Jim Crompton Scorpion Judo Club Army 18th January 2023 T
James Robert Kenna Fort Purbrook Judo Club Southern 21st June 2022 T
Sebastian Potter Ippon Judo London London 16th July 2022 P
To 4th Dan
Martin Paul Foster Gosport Judo Kwai Southern 28th January 2023 T
Jeffrey Alan Hill Scorpion Judo Club Southern 25th February 2023 T
Colin Dunlop Carnegie Judo Club Judo Scotland 16th January 2023 T
To 5th Dan
Ian Johns Grimsby Judo Club Y&H 11th March 2021 T
To 6th Dan 
Colin James Small Pinewood Judo Club NHC 29th January 2023 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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