Dan Grade Promotions – March 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
Martin McLaughlin Shori Judo Club NIJF 2nd March 2022 P
Stuart Holden Leigh Judo Club Northwest 13th March 2022 T
Marc Anthony Hunt High Wycombe Judo Centre NHC 2nd March 2022 E
Yoshiyuki Kimura University of Nottingham Judo Club B.U.J.A 21st February 2022 IJF
Matthew Salisbury Medway Park Judo Club Southern 27th February 2022 P
Andrew Cox Clyde Judo Judo Scotland 26th February 2022 P
Daniels Saakjans Budokwai London 30th January 2022 E
Gavin Downey Newbury Judo Club NHC 1st December 2019 T
David Stanley Brighton Judo Club Southern 1st March 2022 P
Skip Callard United Judo (Dartford) Southern 1st March 2022 E
Ben Moore Bradley Stoke Judo Club Western 30th October 2021 P
Joseph Peden Clyde Judo Judo Scotland 11th January 2022 P
Jasmine Abdullaeva Redbridge Judo Club London 13th March 2022 P
Luke Grilli High Wycombe Judo Centre NHC 30th March 2022 E
Roberta Anton Rush Judo NHC 14th March 2022 P
Patrick Smith Patchway Judo Club Western 15th January 2022 E
Georgina Grayson Kibo Judo Club Midlands 28th March 2022 T
Sarah Louise Humphreys Altrincham Judo Club Northwest 31st March 2022 T
Ella Tomsett University of Nottingham Judo Club B.U.J.A 13th March 2022 P
Jonathan Griffin Chelmsford Judo Club NHC 13th March 2022 P
Iain Saunders High Wycombe Judo Centre NHC 12th March 2022 P
Charles Bowles Shepton Judo Club Western 12th March 2022 P
Alex Beattie-Lewis Middlesbrough Judo Northern 25th November 2021 P
Callum Lyons Drake Judo Club Western 20th February 2022 E
Kestutis Pulokas Kin Ryu Judo Club Southern 9th March 2022 E
Nathaniel Spreckley Chichester Ronin Southern 23rd February 2022 E
Jamie Gronert Samurai Judo Club WJA 9th March 2022 E
Robbie Hayes Chelmsford Judo Club NHC 13th March 2022 E
Finley Watson Crayford Judo Club Southern 31st July 2021 E
Liam Byrne Dartford Judo Club Southern 5th April 2022 E
Kirsty Lyon Osaka Kwai Judo Scotland 27th March 2022 P
Eden Heffernan Pro Judo – Palace Judo Scotland 28th March 2022 P
Ross Gordon Yoshin Ryu Judo Club London 16th March 2019 E
To 2nd Dan
Lewis Hannington No Club Stated/Registered Southern 17th February 2022 P
Wendy Allen Swinton Judo Club Northwest 2nd November 2011 T
Russell Kite Tsu-Mo-Kie Judo Club NHC 15th February 2020 P
Darius Balta Ealing Judo Club Southern 19th March 2022 E
Ryan Turnbull Destination Judo @ Dunfermilne Judo Scotland 10th January 2022 P
Marcin Sikorski Jidel Judo 93 Judo Scotland 10th January 2022 E
Anna Purves Jidel Judo 93 Judo Scotland 18th January 2020 P
To 3rd Dan
Jagjit Singh Khera Lions Judo at Jet Singh Trust MMA Centre Midlands 1st March 2022 E
Matthew Hope Yate Star Judo Club Western 23rd February 2022 P
Giuseppe De Luca Brighton Judo Club London 1st March 2022 P
Callum Woods Danderhall Judo Club Judo Scotland 27th March 2022 P
Susan Brushmear Kangei Judo Club NHC 17th December 2021 TC
To 4th Dan
Neno Avelov Tokei Judo Club London 8th March 2022 P
Brian Loebell Shishi Kai Judo Judo Scotland 24th November 2021 T
Christian Syrett Shishi Kai Judo Judo Scotland 24th November 2021 T
To 5th Dan
Neil Schofield Budokwai London 7th March 2022 P
David Hawkins Long Eaton Judo Club Midlands 22nd June 2021 T
Dave Smith Kodokwai Judo Club Northern 26th November 2021 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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