“Grading, 26 November. Remember to practice your kata’s at home and good luck for your grading! Oss!!” These were Sensei Eugene and Sempai Lilian’s final words of advice to each class, over the last few weeks or so.
Well grading day, 26 November, has come and gone and all indications are that the students took Sensei’s advice and practiced, practiced, practiced!!
Each and every student, from the young to the ‘no so young’, from the junior belts to the senior belts, gave their best effort on the day! More than that, could not be asked for and the proof is in the grading results! Congratulations to each and every student who passed their grading and have now moved on to the next chapter of their Karate experience. It is important to continue to enjoy your karate and to still “practice your kata’s at home”!!
As we all know, Sensei Eugene runs a tight ship and true to form, grading day ran smoothly and as per the time schedule communicated to all students and parents. This is by no means an easy feat as the various grading groups are becoming larger with each grading.
Thank you to each and every parent and student alike for ensuring that they arrived at the Dojo on time and dressed in the correct grading attire. It was only with the co-operation of our students and parent alike that grading day ran as smoothly and as successfully it did.
A word of thanks too to the Solis Ortus Grading panel. The panel consists of the senior Karateka (black belts) of the club and we appreciate their time and effort spent in helping, guiding and encouraging the students on the day.
To each of Sensei Eugene’s assistant instructors ….. a heartfelt “thank you!” The amount of effort, dedication, attention to detail and patience you put in to preparing the students for their grading does not go unnoticed. Your commitment to each and every class for the sake of the students is highly appreciated! Thank you for ‘giving back’ to the club, and for all your efforts towards molding the youngsters into becoming the club’s future top class seniors!
Just as Sensei is very proud of all his students, each student can stand tall and say that earned their belt by means of hard work, sweat and lots of practice (and sometimes tears too). Solis Ortus is indeed the best club in the province and we have the students to prove it!!