Congratulations to Michelle and Anthony for their grading success in Gateshead this weekend. Michelle achieved Ikkyu and Anthony came away with Ni-dan, both amazing results and testament to their continued practice and focus, well done. Also Manchester's Rick Edmondson and Bogdan Parzych both passed their San-dan gradings.
Additionally a big congratulations to Joe and Josh, who alongside Manchester's Yutaka Matsubayashi came 3rd in the Northern Cup. The winning team also included Manchester's Tom Widdows and Rick Edmondson so it was quite a showing from North West kendo. Amazing fighting spirit from all involved as well as the other Liverpool and Manchester kendoka who graded and competed.