Dan Grade Promotions – May / June 2021

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
Andrew Bourgaize Guernsey Judo Southern 20th April 2021 P
Emma-Louise Mayne Simply Judo NIJF 26th May 2021 T
Maxwell Alder Dumfries Judo Academy JudoScotland 10th May 2021 P
Paul Catherwood Kookateki (Whiteabbey) Judo Club NIJF 5th June 2021 T
Joanna Rachel Ann Twiddy 61 Judo Club NHC 3rd June 2021 P
Oliver Wilde Japan Arts Centre Police Sport UK Judo Western 24th May 2021 T
Martyn Hurd Japan Arts Centre Police Sport UK Judo Western 14th June 2021 T
To 2nd Dan
Robert Solesbury Wellingborough Shudan Midlands 30th April 2021 P
Sandra Franks Katana Judo Club Northwest 29th April 2021 P
Natalie Alston Rainham Judo Club Southern 8th May 2021 P
Harvey Spreckelsen-Brown Randori Judo – Dalkeith JudoScotland 15th June 2021
To 3rd Dan
Martin John Strange Windsor Judo Club Southern 15th January 2017 T
Martin John Strange Windsor Judo Club Southern 24th April 2021 P
Calvin James Walker-Hall Kelmscott Judo Club London 20th May 2020 P
To 4th Dan
Charlotte Rosa Potter Ippon Judo London London 8th November 2020 T
Richard G T Stothard Surrey Police Judo Club Southern 4th May 2021 T
Dean Jordan 61 Judo Club NHC 1st May 2021 T
Philip Hornby Kurakan Judo club Northern 9th June 2021 T
To 5th Dan
Leonardo Jose Mataruna Dos Santos Oxford University Judo Club NHC 25th April 2021 T
Paul Mead Carlisle – Kobayashi Northern 13th June 2021 T
Eamonn Rooney Tamna Judo Club NIJF 1st October 2020 T
To 6th Dan 
John Debono Ford Judo Club NHC 21st June 2021 BOD
Frederick Prosser Glyncoed Junior Judo Club WJA 21st June 2021 BOD
E Examination (line up)
P Accumulation of 100 points
T Technical
TC Technical conversion
EC Competitive conversion
IJF IJF conversion
BOD Board of Directors