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Black Belt Grading 2011

Saracen Martial Arts together with the United Kingdom Martial Arts Federation hosted the 2011 National Black Belt Grading on the weekend of Sunday 22nd of May. This Year the final cut was broken down into the following. Eight 1st Dan and three 2nd Dan candidates. The Venue, as it has been for the last five years, Barnham Broom Country Club in the County of Norfolk. Examinations were carried out as they have been for the last twenty two Years by  Grand  Master   Roy  Stanhope 9th Dan. Early start as usual, with Coaches arriving at 0900hrs to set up the Grading Hall and preparing for the entrance ceremony and the arrival of the Masters. After a brief introduction from Grand Master Stanhope, the candidates are asked to leave the Hall and the order of the Day is marked out. 

Brush on Brush off In the making

Chris Hemstock is seen here using the ‘brush on, brush off’ technique, making final preparations for the Black Belt candidates. SMA want the day to be perfect. The Students will leave no stone unturned to reach their goal and we as a club want to ensure their preparation over the last six Months and their performance on the day isn’t hindered in anyway ! 

Buon Appetito
SMA BADGE Table for two
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Lunch is always worked hard for and well deserved ! Masters and Coaches share a light lunch on the terrace whilst catching a little sunshine too :)

Georgina & Roy Georgina Hemstock 1st Dan

Georgina Hemstock 1st Dan Black Belt. Georgie is seen here being awarded her certificate & Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope 9th Dan. Georgie completed the Hemstock set. Father & his three Daughters are all Black Belts !

Henri Eastwood 1st Dan Black Belt. Henri is seen here being awarded his certificate & Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope 9th Dan. Henri trains with Master Hemstock at the Norwich and Newton Flotman Venues.

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Henri Eastwood 1st Dan
Lauren & Roy Lauren Robb 1st Dan

Lauren Robb 1st Dan Black Belt. Lauren is seen here being awarded her certificate & Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope 9th Dan. Lauren is the third memeber of the Robb Household to reach the coveted Black Belt !

Oliver White 1st Dan Black Belt. Oliver  is seen here being awarded his certificate & Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope 9th Dan. Oliver trains from the Swaffham Do-jang under the guidance of Coach Michelle Rogers.

Oliver White 1st Dan Oliver & Roy
Jo & Roy Joanne O'Neil 1st Dan

Joanne O’Neil 1st Dan Black Belt. Joanne  is seen here being awarded her certificate & Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope 9th Dan. Joanne trains from the Swaffham Do-jang under the guidance of Coach Michelle Rogers.

Robert Gudgion 1st Dan Black Belt. Robert  is seen here being awarded his certificate & Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope 9th Dan. Robert trains from the Mundford Do-jang under the guidance of Coach Brian Hunter

Robert Gudgion 1st Dan Robert & Roy
Lewis & Roy
Lewis Collyer 1st Dan

Lewis Collyer 1st Dan Black Belt. Lewis  is seen here being awarded his certificate & Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope 9th Dan. Lewis, the winner of the Silver Ticket  trains under the guidance of Coach Chris Hemstock

Robert Harris 1st Dan Black Belt. Robert  is seen here being awarded his certificate & Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope 9th Dan. Robert trains under the guidance of Coaches Ian Soame,Chris Hemstock & the British Army.

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Robert Harris 1st Dan
Edward & Roy
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Edward Rear 2nd Dan Black Belt. Edward  is seen here being awarded his certificate & Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope 9th Dan. Edward trains from the Watton Do-jang under the guidance of SMA Coach Ian Soame 6th Dan

David Bouchard 2nd Dan Black Belt. David  is seen here being awarded his certificate & Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope 9th Dan. David trains from the Watton Do-jang under the guidance of SMA Coach Ian Soame 6th Dan

David Bouchard 2nd Dan David & Roy
Steve & Roy Steve Monkhouse 2nd Dan

Steve Monkhouse 2nd Dan Black Belt. Steve  is seen here being awarded his certificate & Black Belt from Grand Master Roy Stanhope 9th Dan. Steve trains from the Hockham Do-jang under the guidance of SMA Coach Dave Robb.

Black Belt Success2 Happy Bunnies

Class of 2011 ! Success all round :) Good day at the Office Guys

The Hemstock's - 11 Dans
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Another massive Year for the Hemstock family ! All three of Chris’s Daughters have now graduated to Black Belt. Right Proud Father and his 11 Year old BB !!!

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Coach & Students

Chris Hemstock with his three new Black Belts, Henri Eastwood, Georgina Hemstock and Lewis Collyer. Right, Chris has a picture taken with his two youngest Black Belts. See Henri and Georgina below as a 7th Kup and a 10th Kup respectively :)

Prodigies
Henri Eastwood 7th Kup 01-04-2007 Georgie 10th Kup 11-02-2006

Henri Eastwood  01-04-2007

Georgie Hemstock 11-02-2006