In September 2016, Happidojo Judo Club, decided to adopt the British Judo Association’s new grading system for Under 8’s, using the Sho grading system.

Skye had only recently joined our club back then and was one of the first members to begin her journey on the Sho System.

She has a fantastic attitude to learning, has rarely missed a class, and always tries hard. Undeniably she is a credit to the club.

Skye has also competed at U8 Festivals and attended all the Masterclass sessions run at the Happidojo family of clubs, in which we bring in Olympians to run them, making sure she gets a photo with them, and her belt signed.

On 28th July Skye completed all her Sho grades, taking her up to 9th Sho. She will now move up to the Mon grade system.

Happidojo run classes across East Anglia for all ages and abilities, for further information contact Colin McCallum – 07905278857 or email

Photo above of Skye with Colin McCallum

Many thanks to Happidojo for providing the above release