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Awarded United Kingdom’s Top Martial Arts Club 03, 09,10,11 & 2012

Black Belt 28/06/2009

Saracen Martial Arts together with the United Kingdom Martial Arts Federation hosted the 2009 National Black Belt Grading last weekend Sunday 28th of June. It was the smallest Black Belt grading for three years with only eight candidates making the final cut. Five 1st Dan, two 2nd Dan and one 3rd Dan candidate. The Venue, as it has been for the last three years, Barnham Broom Country Club in the County of Norfolk. Examinations were carried out as they have been for the last twenty Years by   Grand  Master   Roy  Stanhope.

Copy of 0  On your marks

Awaiting  the arrival of the Black Belt Examination Board

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Enter the Flag Bearers and the Examination Board

As always there’s no footage from the actual grading it’s self. The grading is conducted behind closed doors and therefore photographic and recording equipment is also banned

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Grand Master Stanhope going through the results with Masters Robb and Soame looking on. Then Grand Master Stanhope goes on to give an Inspirational physical explaination to what he expects from certain techniques and stances.

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And now on with the presentations and our 100th Dan Grade !!!

Copy of 001 David Bouchard Copy of 002 David Bouchard

David Bouchard receiving his 1st Dan Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope.

Copy of 004 Steve Monkhouse Copy of 005 Steve Monkhouse

Steve Monkhouse receiving his 1st Dan Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope.

Copy of 006 Jack Mclean Copy of 007 Jack Mclean

Jack McLean receiving his 1st Dan Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope.

Copy of 008 Edward Rear Copy of 009 Edward Rear

Edward Rear receiving his 1st Dan Black Belt  from Grand Master Roy Stanhope.

Copy of 010 Callum Arnold Copy of 011 Callum Arnold

Callum Arnold receiving his 1st Dan Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope.

Copy of 012 Harry Corder Copy of 013 Harry Corder

Harry Corder receiving his 2nd Dan Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope.

Copy of 021 Georgina Scanes Copy of 022 Georgina Scanes

Georgina Scanes receiving her 3rd Dan Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope.

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Official Pass Out - Class of 2009 Black Belt Grading.

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Grand Master Stanhope with 1st Dans, Christopher Reeve left and Edward Rear.

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Senior Instructor Chris Hemstock 4th Dan with Georgina Scanes 3rd Dan, Harry Corder 2nd Dan and Callum Arnold 1st Dan

Senior Instructor Hemstock, with Club Instructors Rogers and Corder, together with Jack McLean 1st Dan, Georgina Scanes 3rd Dan, Harry Corder 2nd Dan and Callum Arnold 1st Dan. All either started training with Hemstock or trained with Hemstock for many years.