A gigantic congratulations to our students who went forth and kicked ass at the 2017 Rapid Arnis Summercamp: 3 days of sparring, technical assessments, and teaching inputs. Training hard and partying hard - easily one of the best ones we've had to date!
London Arnis grading results as follows:-
Ricky Patel - Senior Blackbelt
James Tolson - Brown 1
Jakub Turanyi - Brown 1
David Capurro - Blue 2
Breigh Sonnier - Green
London Arnis instructors Paul Murray, James Dismore, Carl Rein, and Andrew Janson were in attendance running workshops and assisting with grading assessments. An excellent team effort all round!
Instead of our usual class, we will be celebrating this Thursday (June 1st) with some drinks at Pimpshuei - nearest stations are Russell Sq, Holborn, and Chancery Lane. All are welcome to join. Shenanigans begin at 7pm.
Finally, a special mention to Ricky Patel, who - now that he has achieved the rank of Senior Instructor - joins us on "this side of the table" as a true authority in the system. We have seen him give it 200% year after year, and his coaching skills and insight have gone from strength to strength - especially since he received his blackbelt in 2016. We are absolutely certain that he will give the same level of commitment in fulfilling the responsibilities of a Senior Instructor: Keeping standards high, guiding future students, and continuing to develop his knowledge and skill.