Sunday, August 6, 2017

Thank you to everyone for a very successful karate camp and test.  Although we had fewer participants this year, the camp was smooth and very spirited.  The graphic below are the results of your Kyu Test.  If you click on the image, it will get bigger and easier to read.  I thought everyone did well and made at least some progress.  Not everyone that tested this weekend earned their next belt, but everyone got better and that is what really counts.  If everyone was always promoted on every test than the ranks and the test would mean nothing.  It takes real effort and hard work to achieve in karate, but all the students at NIKI have what it takes to succeed.  I would also like to acknowledge some new black belt ranks achieved.  Lori Dartez earned her Shodan (1st degree black belt).  Dr. LeAndre Odom and Marco Flores both achieved Nidan (2nd degree black belt).  These are very difficult accomplishments and lifetime achievements, so please let them know how proud you are of them.  I am proud of all the students who tested this weekend for their effort and ability to endeavor.  We do have a few small camp t shirts available at the dojo for $20 each if you would like to purchase one and help out the JKAAF team.  Thank you again.  OSU,  Sensei Scott

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