Summer grading results!

June 1st, 2016
May was a busy month for us at Rapid Arnis London, with a club grading, MAP Meet, guest slots at Pucara CMS and the 3-day RA Annual Camp. Now that the dust has settled, i'm pleased to announce the following RAL promotions:-
Andrew Janson – 3rd Degree Instructor
James Dismore – Senior Instructor
Ricky Patel – Junior Instructor
Perry Gray – Brown 1
Tom McGrath – Blue 2
Emilie Searle – Blue 1
Tala Nashawati – Blue 1
Aaron Luk – Green
I'm sure Pat will have the full list of Summercamp results up soon, and a massive congratulations to all those that graded at the camp. Also a huge thanks to senior London badasses Carl Al (yeah, moving to Cambridge doesn't change the fact he's still one of ours), Paul Murray, and Lewis Beale for their expert guidance. The London massiv continues to go from strength to strength! :)
I'd particularly like to congratulate James Dismore for his achievement in joining us in senior-instructor-land (aka. "This side of the table"). His plummy accent, awkward questions, and aloof social tendencies have often made him the bane of his seniors, and as someone not unfamiliar with having a bullseye on their back, I am delighted to see that not only has he run the gauntlet and survived, but he has also excelled and impressed in the process. I've known JD since his mid-teens, and for me to see this boy growing into a man has been a moving experience. Clumsiness and recklessness has been replaced by maturity and skill, and already he has started to prove himself as a capable educator and leader. I could not be more proud.
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Panantukan/Karambit workshop: Sunday 24th April

April 13th, 2016

In this workshop, we will be taking a closer look at some of Rapid Arnis' empty hand drills and techniques, with the latter part of the workshop using the folding karambit to augment them. Places still available – for more information, please click HERE

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Grading Results – January 2016

January 23rd, 2016

A huge congratulations to the following students, who successfully passed their Rapid Arnis gradings last week!

Ricky Patel – Brown 2
Jakub Turanyi – Blue 2
Perry Gray – Blue 1
Omar Ali Grant – Blue 1
Emilie Searle – Green
Luca Fioretti – Green
David Capurro – Green

In particular, three students really stood out with impressive performance: Emilie and Omar, who absolutely smashed the standards expected of them, and put on an excellent technical display. And Perry Gray, whose guts and focus won him frequent praise from all three instructors on the grading panel. Well done guys :)

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FREE open session, Jan 17th 1400h

January 5th, 2016

Rapid Arnis London will be running a FREE open session on January 17th. For more information, please head to our EVENTS section.

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Closed for Xmas holidays

December 7th, 2015

Rapid Arnis classes at SOAS (Monday and Thursday) are closed. We will resume on January 4th, and will be prepping students for a grading at the end of January.

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