Photos finally surface of last year’s winter gradings. Congratulations to you all.
After the Archery Day was rained off, we used our time constructively!
Congratulations to Claire Cheetham of the BDMAA on completion of Phase 1 of the KEA Hand to Hand Fighting Method. Well done Claire!
The KEA Hand to Hand Fighting organisation recognises Black Dragons’ Hugh Lamerick and Kevin Shorthouse, and Dave Evans of KEA and WYMAC as KEA instructors, Congratulations and well done!
Scotland’s first Kea Hand to Hand Fighting seminar was held in Drumnadrochit at Black Dragon Scotland. Hugh Lamerick and Steve Aldington of BDMAA travelled north to conduct a 4 hour training session of techniques used by military personnel on the 1st November. Along with BDS’s Kevin Shorthouse and Anna-Marie Pirie and members of the Scottish Fighting Arts Society. Special “Thanks” to Hugh and Steve for coming up and all the tea and training!
Success in the Highlands… Gradings took place at Black Dragon Scotland on Thursday 16th October in Drumnadrochit. Anna-Marie Pirie passed her 8th Yellow Belt, Mia and Grace Daley passed their “Little Dragons” 9th Yellow Belt. Congratulations ladies, keep up the good work!
On stage at this year’s Glen Urquhart Highland Games, Black Dragon Scotland with the help of members of the Scottish Fighting Arts Society, performed a display of Martial Arts and Self-Defence. Special Guests at the games were Warwick Davis, of film and TV fame, and his family (Warwick is in the first photo!). Special “Thanks” to Craig and Joe from SFAS for taking part.
The Black Dragon Martial Arts Academy’s instructors travelled north to Ullapool, Scotland joining up with Black Dragon Scotland’s chief instructor for SFAS’s Annual Gathering. An enjoyable day was had by all, thank you to Sensei Alan Mitchell and Katy Taylor of SFAS and Sensei Ali Cameron of CSMA for the invitation and warm welcome. Here’s to next year!
Black Dragon Scotland’s first group gradings took place on Thursday 12th June in Drumnadrochit. Congratulations to Anna-Marie Pirie on passing her 9th White Red Tab belt and Mia and Grace Daley for successfully completing their 10th White belt and becoming our first “Little Dragons”. Well done girls.
Instructors and participants on the Todd Group CQB course held in Stockport from the 3rd to the 8th of May 2014. Well done to all who took part.