Gab Gains Nikyu

On November 15th, Gab stepped on the mat and proceeded to show what a nikyu (2nd class brown belt) test done well looks like.  She ran through all the waza, the kata and then did a remarkable job against three higher ranking opponents in sparring.  Great job, Gab.  Tell her congratulations when you see her.

Josh Earns Nikyu

Here’s Josh with his well-deserved nikyu (2nd class brown belt) certificate. This is a long test with many bogyu and kumite waza, but Josh pushed through with strong techniques and even managed to hold his own against some challenging kumite opponents. One more brown belt to go and he’s on his way to shodan. Great job Josh!

Dan Earns Yondan

On November 8, 2018, Dan came to class just like every other time over the last few years.  But that day was different because it was the honor of Odayaka Martial Arts to present him with his yondan (4th degree black belt) certificate.  After years of work, lots of prerequisites including a terrific project that is now on this website, he completed the final exam with over 90% correct.  Congratulations, Dan.  Well done.

Elizabeth Gains Green-Stripe

On August 7, after patiently waiting a long time, Elizabeth finally qualified to take her Green-Striped White Belt test.  And boy did she nail it!  One of the best tests in a while thanks to all the practice she put into getting ready.  Congratulations, Elizabeth.

Jo earns sandan

Congratulations to Jo for passing her sandan (3rd degree black belt) test on Saturday, June 2nd! It was well deserved – she showed what hard work and many hours of preparation can do. Great job Jo!

Issac Passes First Test

On May 3, Issac took his first test and earned a promotion to jukyu (One tip).  He seemed a little nervous, but who isn’t during tests, and ran through the test just fine, passing with good marks.  Now he’s on to the next challenges.  Congratulations, Isaac.

Josh Gains Sankyu

On April 26th, Josh took the long-awaited sankyu (brown belt) test and passed.  It was no surprise to those watching that he did very well, including well executed techniques including stances, some impressive self-defenses and three tough rounds of sparring.  Congratulations, Josh.

Jaedin Passes Blue-Stripe

Jaedin took and passed his blue-striped white belt test on Saturday, April 28.  This test took perseverance and hard work but he showed off his skills during the test and passed with high marks.  Congratulations, Jaedin. Next up, Jaedin moves to the Juniors Program and more new material.

Happy Thanksgiving! The dojo will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Saturday, November 24.