Sensei Phil Bolt Awarded 4th Dan

Congratulations to Sensei Phil Bolt, head of the Swindon club, who was awarded 4th Dan by Sensei Kolesnikov at the annual black belt grading in Oldham on 17th September 2011.

In the award announcement, Sensei Kolesnikov recognised Phil's outstanding contribution, and much behind-the-scenes work in building up the organisation over the last 15 to 20 years.

Within the "seating structure" on the mat, this means that Phil sits the closest of all members to Sensei Kolesnikov, reflecting his trustworthy status as one of only three 4th Dan members of the organisation. 

Left-to-right: Phil Bolt, Sensei Kolesnikov, Brian Newman