Things have been pretty quiet here regarding my club, Gracie Barra Leeds, but Tom Harris got his brown belt from Victor Estima on the 5th of June, and a few people got promoted at our last seminar on the 18th of April, including Adam Marshall who got his purple belt, and, er me. I got my blue belt after 2 years of training mostly just once a week (but I do other stuff as well) despite having dyspraxia and starting from scratch:

(That's Marcus Houlden, Gracie Barra Leeds and awarded by Victor Estima)

Photos and more on our Facebook group page at

As things stand, Tom Harris is a brown belt, and Richard Couch, Darren Good and Adam Marshall are purple belts. Rick mostly runs the Halifax branch and we've just started a group in Dewsbury as well.