Wayne Earns Jukyu

Wayne works hard in class and on September 17th, he took his first test and passed it with some really strong techniques. He’s already started work on his next rank requirements. Here he is with his certificate – great job, Wayne!

Steve Earns Kukyu

Here’s Steve with his new kukyu (2 tips) certificate. He took his test on Saturday, August 24th and showed some really solid techniques. He’s already started on the material for his next rank. Great job Steve!

Emma Reaches Junior Orange

Here is Emma with her newly-earned junior orange belt and certificate. Emma is a very hard worker and showed some great techniques on her test. Now she’s on her way to blue belt. Congratulations Emma!

Emma earns junior orange

Elizabeth Gains Brown Stripe

May 30 and the much anticipated brown-striped white belt test began.  Only the second time at Odayaka has someone gotten this far in the Little Dragons and Elizabeth wasn’t going to tarnish the history of that accomplishment.  She nailed it!  Excellent techniques, combinations and some good sparring against tough opponents.  Congratulations, Elizabeth.

Neil Earns Jukyu

On May 21st, Neil took his first test and earned his jukyu certificate. He’s been working hard on his techniques and it showed on his test. He’s already on his way to the next one. Great job Neil!

Deacon Reaches 2-Tips

May 7th, Deacon took his second test and passed it with some really good techniques and a lot of enthusiasm.  And now he’s on toward the next step.  Here he is with his certificate.  Great job, Deacon.

Tai Chi Schedule

Below is the Tai Chi class schedule for the next few weeks before the summer break.

  • Wednesday, May 8
  • Monday, May 13
  • Monday, May 20
  • Wednesday, May 29
  • Monday, June 3

Classes will resume in September after school starts. More information coming soon. Enjoy the summer!

Tim Tests for Yellow

April 30, Tim passed his third test and was promoted to shichikyu.   Tim has come back with a vengeance and trains regularly, works hard when he’s at the dojo and tries to perfect his techniques.  All that showed during his test.  Congratulations, Tim.

Kevin Gains Blue Belt

April 25th, after a long journey with unforeseen twists and turns, Kevin took and passed his rokukyu test and here he is with his certificate.  Kevin works hard and listens to his instructors, always improving as he goes.  Congratulations, Kevin.

Bruce Reaches Godan

On April 6, 2019, Bruce became the first member of Odayaka Martial Arts to attain the rank of godan (5th degree black belt).  Below is a photo of sensei presenting Bruce with his certificate.  This comes after years of dedicated training and teaching and is certainly well deserved.  We all should thank Bruce for his help along our karate journey and congratulate him on his promotion.

Steve Earns Jukyu

On Saturday, March 23, Steve took his first test and got promoted to Jukyu.  He has worked diligently on all the material and it showed as he passed with fine marks.  The smile says it all.  Congratulations, Steve.

Augustus Passes Two-Tips

March 14 saw Augustus take his second test which he passed easily after all the hard work he’d done to get ready.  He even received a 9+ on one kihon which is a rare score for anyone.  Congratulations, Augustus.  Great going.