IMA Black Belts

IMA Official Black Belts (Yudansha)

Independent Martial Arts (IMA)/Nightingale Shotokan to date have trained and registered in total 79 Shotokan Karate Black belt Dan Grades over the years. We have taken great pleasure in being a part of each student’s experiences through the different levels of their personal achievement through the Martial Arts and give our respect to all who have had to overcome the challenges found along the way.

5th Dan grade (Godan) Registered 1
4th Dan grade (Yondan) Registered 1
3rd Dan grade (Sandan) Registered 8
2nd Dan grade (Nidan) Registered 20
1st Dan grade (Shodan) Registered 49

 

 

 

 

 

IMA Registered & Certified Official Black Belt List

Andrew JM Nightingale Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 1
5th Godan 13/01/13

 

 

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4th Yondan 04/12/07
3rd Sandan 06/09/01
2nd Nidan 04/07/99
1st Shodan 23/04/95

 

Penny Wilson BSc (Hons) Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 2
3rd Sandan 10/12/11

 

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2nd Nidan 14/12/08
1st Shodan 03/04/05

 

Tommy Clark (Snr) Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 3
3rd Sandan 10/12/11

 

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2nd Nidan 14/12/08
1st Shodan 03/04/05

 

Thomas Clark (Jnr) Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 4
3rd Sandan 10/12/11

 

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2nd Nidan 14/12/08
1st Shodan 04/12/05

 

Robert Watson Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 5
3rd Sandan 27/08/00

 

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2nd Nidan 08/02/86
1st Shodan 12/02/83

 

Isaac Wilson Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 6
3rd Sandan 19/06/13

 

 

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2nd Nidan 06/12/09
1st Shodan 16/12/07  
Angela Walker
BSc (Hons)
Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 7
3rd Sandan 13/12/14

 

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2nd Nidan 10/12/11
1st Shodan 14/12/08
Neil Appleton
BSc (Hons) MA
Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 8
3rd Sandan 13/12/14

 

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2nd Nidan 10/12/11
1st Shodan 06/12/09

 

Desmond Marshall Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 9
2nd Nidan 14/05/95

 

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1st Shodan 09/05/95

 

 

Adam curry Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 10
2nd Nidan 14/12/08

 

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1st Shodan 03/04/05

 

Ben Greenalgh Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 11
2nd Nidan 17/03/02

 

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1st Shodan 05/12/98

 

Adam Doherty Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 12
2nd Nidan 17/03/02

 

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1st Shodan 05/12/98

 

Rosy Duke Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 13
2nd Nidan 04/12/05

 

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1st Shodan 17/03/02

 

Rhys Evans Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 13
2nd Nidan 10/12/11

 

 

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1st Shodan 06/12/09

 

Jack Williams Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 14
2nd Nidan 06/12/09

 

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1st Shodan 06/12/07

 

Jessica Matthews Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 15
2nd Nidan 22/12/12

 

 

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1st Shodan 04/12/10

 

Louise Richards Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 16
2nd Nidan 22/12/12

 

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1st Shodan 04/12/10

 

Judi Youatt Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 17
2nd Nidan 22/12/12

 

 

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1st Shodan 04/12/10

 

Mick Shaw RMN Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 18
2nd Nidan 22/12/11

 

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1st Shodan 22/05/10

 

Morgan Evans Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 19
2nd Nidan 22/12/12

 

 

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1st Shodan 04/12/10

 

Simon Doyle Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 20
1st Shodan 04/12/10

 

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Henry Spencer Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 21
1st Shodan 16/12/07

 

 

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Sam Coldwell Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 22
1st Shodan 16/12/07

 

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Tracy Greenhalgh Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 23
1st Shodan 16/12/07

 

 

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Sophie Milner Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 24
1st Shodan 16/12/07

 

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Brandon Ames Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 25
1st Shodan 04/12/10

 

 

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Sam Youatt Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 26
1st Shodan 10/12/11

 

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Emily Cross Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 27
1st Shodan 16/12/07

 

 

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Laura Cross Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 28
1st Shodan 06/12/09

 

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Dr Lisa Nahajec PhD Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 29
1st Shodan 14/12/08

 

 

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Jonathan Slocombe Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 30
1st Shodan 10/12/11

 

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Adrian Ratcliffe Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 31
1st Shodan 01/09/00

 

 

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Andrew Stubbs Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 32
1st Shodan 06/03/94

 

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Harry Mellor Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 33
1st Shodan 22/12/12

 

 

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Matthew Smith Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 34
1st Shodan 13/01/13

 

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Iram Raza Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 35
1st Shodan 21/12/13

 

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Dominic Heyhoe Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 36
1st Shodan 21/12/13

 

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Edward Bylina Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 37
1st Shodan 21/12/13

 

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Mathew Morritt Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 38
1st Shodan 21/12/13

 

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Ethan Clark Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 39
1st Shodan 21/12/13

 

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Ayden Slater Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 40
1st Shodan 21/12/13

 

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Aadil Ahmed Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 41
1st Shodan 21/12/13

 

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Khaled Labidi Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 42
1st Shodan 13/12/14

 

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Yasmin Labidi Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 43
1st Shodan 13/12/14

 

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Michael Broadbent Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 44
1st Shodan 13/12/14

 

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Megan Cliffe Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 45
1st Shodan 13/12/14

 

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Chi Yeung Tai Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 46
1st Shodan 13/12/14

 

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Matthew Marshall Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 46
1st Shodan 25/06/16

 

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Eliot Brearley Date Thoughts and insights on training on the pratice of karate 46
1st Shodan 25/06/16

 

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