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!
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!
On June 25th, Claire took and passed her second test and was promoted to 2-Tips. She did an outstanding job on all the material and showed what good karate is all about. Congratulations, Claire.
On July 2nd, Kalvin passed his second test and showed some strong techniques. Now he’s working towards his next rank. Here he is with his certificate. Great job, Kalvin!
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.
May 14th, Adriana took and passed her 2-Tips test. She exhibited some excellent techniques, being extremely careful to do each movement with near perfect execution. Congratulations, Adriana.
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.
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!
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.
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.
On April 23rd, Kalvin took his first test and passed with high marks. He practiced hard leading up to the test and all that work paid off as he got through the entire test with no problems. Congratulations, Kalvin.
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.
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.
March 21, Emma took and passed her yellow belt test. As usual she was well prepared and did just fine and here she is with her certificate. Congratulations, Emma.
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.
February 28th found Davin ready to take the test that jumps him into the Juniors program with a new belt. And pass he did with some excellent techniques and a great attitude. Congratulate Davin when you see him.