Lympstone Dojo students impress at final gradings of 2018

PUBLISHED: 18:54 12 December 2018 | UPDATED: 18:54 12 December 2018

Lympstone Dojo students at recent gradings. Picture MARIANNE FOX

Lympstone Dojo students at recent gradings. Picture MARIANNE FOX


The second weekend of December saw students and instructors from the Lympstone dojo travel to Exeter and Tiverton to complete their final grading of the year under the watchful eye of KUGB’s chief instuctor Andy Sherry Sensei 9th Dan.

Students impressed Sensei Sherry with some outstanding work.

In terms of the students’ success, it was as follows: Olive Wynn - orange belt (9th kyu); Bernie Bowers - red belt (8th kyu); Katherine Dent - yellow belt (7th kyu); Alexandra Dent - yellow belt (7th kyu); Colin Dent - green belt (6th kyu); Alex Roper - green belt (6th kyu); Jake Langdon - green belt (6th kyu); Isobel Harrison - purple white stripe (4th kyu); Eddie Mingo - brown two white stripes (1st kyu) and Tom Salt - brown two white stripes(1st kyu).

The club is now preparing for its Christmas party, which is being held on December 18.

Sensei Marianne Fox says: “At the party we will reflect on another fantastic year and everything the students have achieved over the past year.

“Our family is always growing and I am always amazed and humbled how supportive everyone is to each other.

“Lympstone dojo wouldn’t be where it is today without the incredible students and their families.”

Lympstone dojo will return for a new year on Tuesday, January 8. If you would like to join them then you can go along to Lympstone Village Hall on January 8, or each Tuesday thereafter. The sessions run from 6.30pm to 7.45pm and Saturday sessions run from 9.30am to 10.45am. Alternatively, contact the group via email at or call her on 07729 184676. They can also be found on Facebook at lympstoneShotokanKarate and they have a website at

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