Category: Gradings

  • 2024 Term 1 grading results

    2024 Term 1 grading results

    28 fabulous students have successfully graded to their next level, 8 with distinction. Excitingly, more than half of the grading students were female, highlighting our surging girl’s and women’s initiatives. This is the first grading to introduce the new additional “part way” belts, coloured with a white stripe, to designate considerable progress towards the next…

  • Our latest black belts 👊🥋

    Our latest black belts 👊🥋

    Congratulations to Sempai Akash and Sempai Alex, successfully grading to shodan (1st dan black belt). This is a significant event for the dojo and these two exceptional martial artists. Joining them (back row) were the grading panel and black belt observers, and (front row, Sempai Akash and Alex in the middle) the black belt grading…

  • Term 1 2023 grading results

    Term 1 2023 grading results

    A fabulous grading result for all students on 28 March 2023. Congratulations on your effective preparation and substantial effort. Your instructors were both impressed and proud 👊🥋😃

  • General Gradings: Term 4 2022

    General Gradings: Term 4 2022

    Congratulations to all students who successfully attained their next level in December 2022.

  • Black belt grading 2022

    Black belt grading 2022

    CONGRATULATIONS to Sempai Jonathan Chan, Sempai Georgia Smith and Sempai Heath Dibden who graded to 1st Dan black belt in September 2022.

  • Term 1 grading results

    Term 1 grading results

    Well done to all students who successfully graded to their next level in April 2022.

  • Sensei Cassidy Lynne 5th Dan

    Sensei Cassidy Lynne 5th Dan

    Congratulations Sensei Cassidy Lynne 5th Dan, elevated to shihan (master). Sensei Cassidy commenced his training as a 5 year old and now runs our San Francisco dojo.

  • Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE 10th Dan

    Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE 10th Dan

    Our incredible founder and chief instructor Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE has been graded to 10th Dan by the EKF. This is an amazing achievement. 10th Dan is about as far as you can go in karate-do.

  • Successful Dan Gradings…

    Successful Dan Gradings…

    March 2019 saw four very special Dan gradings, presented by Ishinryu’s founder and world chief instructor Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE 9th Dan. 8th Dan – Sensei Tony Hails (Australia, founder and chief instructor) 7th Dan – Sensei Phil Laing (New Zealand, founder and chief instructor) 6th Dan – Sensei Alison Peachey (Australia) 5th Dan –…

  • Sensei Rikesh Jeram 3rd Dan

    Sensei Rikesh Jeram 3rd Dan

    On 1 December Rikesh Jeram graded to Sandan (3rd Dan), elevating him to Sensei status. The Ishinryu family is incredibly proud of Sensei Rikesh, this is the result of 14 years of diligent training and many as a dojo instructor. Sensei Rikesh holds bronze dojo instructor status (via the Australian Sports Commission) and has won…