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 or share them with us on our facebook page or on twitter @BritishJudo.

Name Club
To 1st Dan
Anthony Hopkins Imperial Judo Club
Christopher Darnbrough Leigh Judo Club
Christopher Tippet Exmouth Vikings Judo Club
Craig Haynes Kelmscott Judo Club
Darren Collick
Hannah Rogers Team Bath Judo Club
Holly Eccles Pinewood Judo Club
Imogen Ranner Melbourn Judo Club
James Pye Furness Judo Club
John Williamson-Bruscaglia Tayside
Jordan Fugh Fleming Park Judo Club
Juha Uotila Warwick University Judo Club
Kay Dawson Hackney Judo
Leigh Hale Stokenchurch Judo Club
Mark Gillmore Ramsey Judo Club
Martin Brady 2A’s Judokwai
Martins Audzers Redbridge Judo Club
Matthew Barker Warwick University Judo Club
Oliver Baldwin Camberley Judo Club
Olivier Defaux Budokwai
Rae Anderson Judo Club Esprit
Richard Hale Cirencester Judo Club
Steven Monarch Lambton Judokwai
William Tew Oxford City Judo Club
To 2nd Dan 
Kevin Mason Harlow Judo Club
Lucy Day Redbridge Judo Club
Richard Johnson Friary Judo Club
Ryan Burt Ealing Judo Club
Siobhan Tierney Abingdon Judo Club
To 3rd Dan 
Ashley McKenzie Camberley Judo Club
David Gibson Saltire Judo
Ronan Byrne Polkyth Judo Club
Steven Plane SWF Samurai Judo Club
To 4th Dan
Dermot McCaul
Paul Lee Swinton Judo Club
Roger Smart
To 5th Dan
Joe Reeves
Jonathan Cooke
Michael Sexton Westcroft Judo Club (Nork)
To 7th Dan
Alan Rickard Croydon Judo Club
Anthony Higgins Deeside Judo Club
Graham Turner Crawley Judo Club
Joseph Foster Kodokwai Judo Club
Nicholas Kokotaylo Ippon Judo Club
Peter Gardiner Sportif Kelso
Roger Houston Bushido Judokwai Ford
Up to 30/11/2016