Congratulations to all the Kids that graded!
On the 14th of June 2015, 80 kids attended grading. This was a culmination of all their hard work during the past 6 months. They had to perfect their technique as well as build on their core fundementals. They each had to demonstrate their knowledge and technique under exam conditions in front of an audience and 2 examiners!
What is grading and why?
Grading allows the coaches to assess the student on their knowledge and technique, traditionally this would not take place in wrestling; it's something that was reserved only for martial arts such as Karate. However in the past 2 years there have been some developments with UWA (United World Wrestling, they have now created a syllabus which is Internationally recognised - the BWA (British Wrestling Association) - this means that Wrestling has now standardised their approach.
We have adopted this framwork and made it compulsory for all our junior members and seniors will follow suit. This means that we have a set syllabus from junior all the way up to senoir level - and we have already seen the benefits!
Video Footage of Junior Grading - December 2014
Disclaimer: These videos are held on our private servers and not availbale to the general public, we will give parents one month to view them and then we will take them down. (click on the links to view the videos)
Yellow Tag 1
Names of Junior Wrestlers who passed (Alphabetical Order):
White Award - Group 1 (11:00am Grading)
Asim Khan, Abdurahman
Di Palma, Yahya
Zai, Mohammed Luqmaan
White Award - Group 2 (12:30pm Grading)
Hussain, Mohammed Zakariya
Moghul, Abdul Kabir
Moghul, Abdul Jabbar
Mulla, Mohammed Bilal
White Award, Yellow Tag 1 (2:00pm Grading)
Malik, Owais Ahmed
Salahuddin Khan, Yousuf
Shahzad, Yusuf Sheraz
White Award - Yellow Tag 2 (3:30pm Grading)
Yellow Award - Orange Tag 1 (3:30pm Grading)
Yaqub, Zayd Ali
Congratulations to all who passed - next grading December 2015!