Bomaderry ninjas triumph at grading day

BOMADERRY Southern Fitness and Martial Arts Centre recently had its fourth term children’s grading.  

It was an awesome weekend with many triumphs on many levels and included four new black belts.

These gradings are the biggest and most professionally run on the South Coast. They are held at the end of each school term over a full weekend and are a culmination of the exercises and activities carried out during the term. 

It is also a great opportunity for parents, family and friends of the students to come along and watch as the children proudly show off the new skills and great attitudes they continue to develop. 

The Little Ninjas (three to seven-year-old students), grading consists of a beginners group and an advanced group. This means the difficulty of each activity and technique can be increased easily, depending on the rank of that Ninja. 

There was a large mix of beginners and advanced students on the day, all passing their grading and stepping up to new levels of confidence in all the skills tested.

The Junior Kick-Defence (eight to 15-year-old students), all grade in their separate belt groups with one group following the other, starting with the beginners through to the more advanced. As students move up through their belts, they are expected to have a much greater knowledge and ability to perform the more difficult techniques and more able to apply that learning to different high pressure situations. 

Belts, certificates and special medals are presented to stand out students after each grading. 

Southern Fitness and Martial Arts Centre head instructor Richard Neradil said the standard set on the day by those grading is always outstanding and is improving every term.

“The structure of our program, and dedication of the students and parents all contributes to making the day such a success,” he said.

“A huge congratulations to our three new Junior Black Belts: Nigel Waldron, Hayley Faust and Daniel Bennett, nice work.”

Classes started on the on January 6. The new term will officially begin when school goes back on the January 27. New enrolments are always welcome and no previous experience is necessary. The first two classes are free with no payment contracts required.

Southern Fitness and Martial Arts Centre is also offering a Mini Ninjas program for ages two to three-years-old from January 27.

There are also large family discounts on offer this term. For more information visit or phone 1300 76 22 76.

NINJA BLACK BELT: Dennis Hawkins (instructor), Harry Wood and Richard Neradil (head instructor).

NINJA BLACK BELT: Dennis Hawkins (instructor), Harry Wood and Richard Neradil (head instructor).


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