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!