Elizabeth took her Jr. Orange belt test on Monday, July 13th. She did a fantastic job, showing great improvement in focus and technique. She also had the opportunity to experience outdoor sparring, and adapted well. Sending congratulations and well done to her!
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Here’s Kevin with his well-deserved gokyu belt and certificate, which he earned on July 2nd. It was a long time coming, but he put in the work and showed solid techniques on his test. Congratulations Kevin!
Another Odayaka shugyo is officially in the books. It was windy and mostly cloudy, but we avoided any major rain.
A special thanks to Lynn Forbes for putting together and running a great shugyo, especially with all the social distancing modifications that had to be made. It was still a great workout!
For the complete photo album, visit https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwzsUci8u6KEUJ6A6 (photos courtesy of Sensei Brumbaugh).
Steve continued to progress while attending online classes and did so well that he took and passed his Shichikyu (orange belt) test. Congratulations for a job well done.
Charles continued to train and gain skills through zoom class sessions and advanced enough that he took and passed his orange striped white belt test. Congratulations, Charles who now has graduated to the Juniors program.
On April 30, Zach took his first test over zoom and did an excellent job. His hard work and practice showed up with some really good scores. Congratulations, Zach.
Jeremiah has good reason to smile – he’s been working hard in class and showed it by passing his first test with good marks. Here he is with his new certificate. Congratulations Jeremiah, and keep working hard!
On February 11th, Steve took his hachikyu (yellow belt) test and did an excellent job. His hard work paid off with some great techniques and a solid kata. He even made it past some challenging rounds of kumite. Good job, Steve!
Here’s Charles with his test certificate in hand and a new yellow stripe belt. He worked hard on his techniques and it showed on his test. Now he’s moving on towards his next rank. Congratulations Charles!
Jeff took his first test on January 21st and passed it with some strong techniques. He puts in the work during class and it showed. Here he is with his jukyu (1-tip) certificate – congratulations, Jeff!
Here’s Kalvin with his orange stripe belt, certificate, and a big smile. He did an excellent job on his test and showed how much hard work he puts into his karate. Now he’s moving up to the Juniors program – great job Kalvin!
We’re celebrating Chinese New Year in the kids and adult classes on Thursday, January 23rd. Be sure not to miss the fun as we celebrate part of our karate heritage!
2020 is the year of the Rat – find your animal (based on your birth year) at chinesenewyear.net/zodiac/.
On December 10, Gab took that final brown belt test and, as expected, did very well. Her technique was crisp and flawless, as was her kata and sparring. Now it’s on to black belt, where we’d expect her to do just as well. Congratulations.
The dojo will be closed on Thursday, November 28th (Thanksgiving Day) and Saturday, November 30th for Thanksgiving.
And as Bruce always says: “Eat lots of pie, and be ready to work it off on Tuesday!”
On October 24th, Josh took his third and final brown belt test and showed just how hard he’s been working over the past few months. His kata was solid and he endured a lively sparring round with three black belt opponents. He’s now on his way to preparing for the big one – his first degree black belt. Congratulations Josh!
Here is Faustina with her newly-earned junior yellow belt and certificate. As usual, she came in well prepared and passed her test easily with a solid performance. Congratulations, Faustina!