Black Belt Grading 2020

Black Belt Grading 2020

2020 has been a difficult year for not only CMAA but for everyone around the world, due to the unprecedented COVID-19 global pandemic. Due to the restrictions and closures surrounding the pandemic, our Black Belt grading was postponed for the first time ever, taking place on the 1st of August. Regardless of the interruption to training and difficult conditions over the last 6 months, 13 extremely hard working and dedicated CMAA students graded to Black Belt this past Saturday.

Firstly, a big congratulations to everybody who has put in their hard work, not only on Saturday but also for all the years leading up to this special day and many hours spent training on the mats.

Hockley Chinese Kenpo:

-1st Degree Black Belt: 
Kim A

Senior Hockley Kempo:

-Probationary Black Belt (Shodan-Ho): 
Darren S, Vonnie P, James P, Hamish P

-1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan):
Sensei Andrew

-3rd Degree Black Belt (Sandan):
Sensei Daniel, Sensei Cassidy

Koshindo Ju-Jitsu:

-3rd Degree Black Belt (Sandan): 
Sensei Daniel

Junior Hockley Kempo:

-Junior Black Belt:
Isabelle S, Alexis H, Jaxxon B, Kaden G, Luke D

Secondly, a big thank you to all the helpers on the day: Renshi Andrew & Sensei Kevin who sat on the grading panel. Sensei Audrey and Sempai Daryl who happily paired up with students who needed partners on the day.  Sensei Matt, Sempai Margot and Nhan, who volunteered as sparring partners.

We are so very proud of all the students for their hard work and dedication, as well as all the instructors who have helped these students reach their goals at CMAA.

Our list for potential Black Belt candidates for 2021 is growing bigger once again, and we are all excited to see our school, students and teachers continue to grow throughout the years to come, as more and more people reach their goals.

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