Cronin makes the grade as he receives his black belt

THE Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells Shodokan Aikido Club celebrated the successful grading one of its first junior dan grades at a seminar held at Swanmead Dojo, on Saturday 10 December.

Miles Cronin, who has been training at Tonbridge and also at the Tunbridge Wells club, graded to black belt in front of a four-person panel, including Sensei Jim Newcombe, 5th Dan. Sensei James Burman, third Dan, who has been world silver medallist and UK gold medallist, says he felt very proud for Miles, who had been training very hard recently, and this was proved by the quality of his aikido.

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