MARTIAL ARTS: Grantham’s Geoff and Rob recognised by national karate federation

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Grantham Shotokan Karate Club chief instructor Geoff Dixon has been promoted to Competition Judge “A” status.

Fifth dan Geoff was upgraded by the English Karate Federation for both Kata (forms) and Kumite (sparring).

Assessment for the award was in three phases; observation over two days at the EKF National Championships at Sheffield in April, written examinations and panel interviews and finally, further observation at the Northern Open Classic Tournament held in Leigh in Lancashire.

The Grantham club’s assistant instructor Rob Edwards has been confirmed as an “association” referee and EKF Provisional Judge “B” for Kumite (sparring) events after undergoing a similar assessment.

Pictured from left are: Geoff Dixon and Robin Edwards.