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
Rebecca Lyndon Camberley Judo Club Southern 4th October 2020 T
Sofija Bojat Ealing Judo Club London 13th September 2020 P
Anouk Spreckelsen Brown Bath Judokwai Western 18th October 2020 T
Evangelia Glezou No Club Stated/Registered Other 6th October 2020 IJF
Frederic-Yves Gagnon No Club Stated/Registered RAF 8th October 2020 IJF
Eugene McErlain Shinken Shobu Ryu NIJF 7th October 2020 T
Charles Mackenzie Pro-Judo – Palace of Arts JudoScotland 25th March 2020 T
Elysia Hicks V & E (Cheshnut) Judokwai NHC 8th September 2020 T
Mihai-Victor Stroe Darby Olympus Judo Club Midlands 14th December 2020 IJF
Dave Jackson East Yorkshire Judo Academy Y&H 15th February 2020 E
Campbell Brooks Ray Stevens Academy – Epsom Southern 22nd November 2020 P
Dean Garlick No Club Stated/Registered Other 26th January 2016 T
Nathan Williams Bradley Stoke Judo Club Western 30th January 2021 E
Elia Schintu No Club Stated/Registered London 26th February 2021 IJF
Rachael Marie Ford Rochdale Judo Club Northwest 11th February 2021 T
Christina Flamsteed Street Judo Club Western 8th December 2020 T
Brian Cassidy Simply Judo NIJF 6th December 2020 T
To 2nd Dan
Saeed Iqbal No Club Stated/Registered Midlands 7th March 2020 P
Billy Rodman Hibari-Kan Judo Club JudoScotland 23rd February 2020 P
John Jones Hillingdon Judo London 4th October 2020 T
Derek Hillier Brecon Judo Academy WJA 26th January 2020 T
Francesca Roode No Club Stated/Registered Other 6th November 2020 EC
Dimitar Paskalev Budokan Ceredigion Judo Club Wales 7th December 2020 T
Kerrie Ann Mauger-Dorrington Jersey Judo Club Southern 28th October 2020 T
David Sommerville Clyde Judo JudoScotland 1st February 2020 P
Emily Niven Rush Judo NHC 7th December 2019 P
Andrew Paul Hutchinson Kodokwai Judo Club Northern 9th February 2021 P
Regina Mickute Metro Judo Club London 11th March 2021 IJF
Christopher Skelton Retford Judo Club Midlands 24th February 2021 P
Elliott Cook Kodokwai Judo Club Northern 10th March 2019 P
Peggy Magee Simply Judo NIJF 1st September 2020 P
To 3rd Dan
Aaron Turner Camberley Judo Club Southern 21st April 2018 P
Barrie John Dorrington Jersey Judo Club Southern 4th September 2020 T
Albert Jardine Lambton Judokwai Northern 26th November 2020 T
Jack Sneddon Edinburgh Bushido Judo Club JudoScotland 28th October 2020 T
Rachel Moon Samurai J C Midlands 1st March 2020 P
Sally Moon Samurai J C Midlands 1st March 2020 P
Mafalda Sofia Domingues Dos Santos Jersey Judo Club Southern 11th March 2021 IJF
To 4th Dan
Roy Flower Windsor Judo Club NHC 31s August 2020 T
Neil John Bartholomew New Cross Martial Arts Judo Club London 9th October 2020 T
Mark Brien Shishi Kai Judo JudoScotland 26th September 2020 T
Stephen Dunn Kin Ryu Judo Club Southern 4th November 2020 T
Stephen Preece No Club Stated/Registered Eastern 17th February 2016 T
Stephen Preece No Club Stated/Registered Eastern 14th January 2021 P
John Jayne Moberly Judo Club London 30th March 2021 IJF
To 5th Dan
Keiron Palmer Samurai Judo Club WJA 18th September 2020 T
Ricky Haynes Kelmscott Judo Club London 24th October 2020 T
Matthew Hucker Midsomer Norton Judo Club Western 17th September 2020 P
To 6th Dan 
Winston Gordon Budokwai London 17th October 2020 BOD
Gordon Lambert Huddersfield Judo Club Y&H 22nd December 2020 BOD
Geoffrey Moore Bushido Judokwai Ford Midlands 13th March 2021 BOD
Rob Thomas Ryedale Judo Club Y&H 16th February 2021 BOD
To 8th Dan
Dennis Brian Penfold Fort Purbrook Judo Club Southern 1st January 2021 IJF
E Examination (line up)
P Accumulation of 100 points
T Technical
TC Technical conversion
EC Competitive conversion
IJF IJF conversion
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