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April saw the top UKASKO/UKMAF instructors for 2017 come together in Warrington for the Associations Annual Dinner.

Instructors from England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland, enjoyed a three course meal organised by Shihan Kevin Barlow of North West Shukokai.

The venue chosen was The Hallmark Hotel in Warrington.

After the meal, our chairman Roy Stanhope 9th Dan proceeded to award instructors with the relevant Coaching/Dan Grade Awards, together with trophies consisting of beautifully crafted bronze samurai figurines.

Massoud Shabestari Top Instructor award Garethe Edwards Top Instructor award
Steve Langbridge Top Instructor award Garry Lewis Top Instructor award
Richard Welsh Top Instructor award Julius Manyoni Top Instructor award

Additional awards for Dan Gradings and Outstanding achievements were awarded.

Julian Griffiths 4th Dan

Julian Griffiths receiving his 4th Dan award

Kevin Campbell 4th Dan

Kevin Campbell receiving his 5th Dan award

Garry Lewis 6th Dan

Garry Lewis receiving his 6th Dan award

Steve Langbridge 6th Dan

Steve Langbridge receiving his 6th Dan award

Fred Bateman 6th Dan

Fred Bateman receiving his 6th Dan award

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