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
Richard Goodall Glyneath Wales 11th December 2019 P
Roland Fugh Fleming Park Judo Club Southern 11th December 2019 T
David Pettit Stafford Judo Club Midlands 20th December 2019 P
Robert Wheeldon Ryecroft Judokwai Midlands 20th December 2019 T
Martyn Joseph Hardy Beach Judokwai Northwest 21st May 2019 E
James Reid Gray Destination Judo @ Glenrothes JudoScotland 30th November 2019 P
Jason O’Rourke RAF Honington Judo Club RAF 24th November 2019 P
Craig Hynes Keswick Judo Club Northern 24th November 2019 E
Hugh Murray Hibari-Kan Judo Club JudoScotland 19th December 2019 T
Joseph Kavanagh Ford Judo Club NHC 15th January 2020 E
Darius Balta Ealing Judo Club London 21st January 2020 IJF
Luke Davies Ealing Judo Club London 21st January 2020 P
Declan Bargh Bacup Judo Club Northwest 17th January 2020 E
Craig Bowater Samurai J.C Midlands 24th November 2019 P
Nigel Fields Goole Judo Club Y&H 24th January 2020 P
Natasha Wylie No Club Stated/Registered Royal Navy Judo Assoc. 30th November 2018 T
Nikki McDermott South Shields Judo Club Northern 24th January 2020 P
Shaun Malazarte Fighting Fitness Judo Club Southern 7th December 2019 P
To 2nd Dan
Daniel Clegg Norwich Premier Judo Club Eastern 15th January 2019 T
To 3rd Dan
Nigel O’Neill Shinken Shobu Ryu NIJF 7th December 2016 T
Marcel Morelli Colchester NHC 15th January 2020 IJF
Su Trinci-Webster Freshwater Judo Club Southern 28th January 2020 T
To 4th Dan
Susan Wright Clyde Judo JudoScotland 21st December 2019 T
To 5th Dan
Josie Horton Pinewood Judo Club NHC 19th December 2019 T
Darren A Warner No Club Stated/Registered WJA 9th December 2019 BOD
To 6th Dan 
James Purves No Club Stated/Registered JudoScotland 9th December 2019 BOD
Robert Sneddon Kanokwai Judo Club JudoScotland 9th December 2019 BOD
Harry Holt Keidokwai Judo Club Northwest 9th December 2019 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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