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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Dom' Journey to Shodan (Continued)

Above: Dom & Bernard Schilke

At training tonight I thought it only fitting that Bernard should present his son with his black belt. The belt was made specially for Dom in Japan and has the Kanji of the IJKA on one end and Dom's name on the other end. The belt is a gift from the club to Dom in recognition of many years dedication to Shotokan Karate and our club. Dom's Hirota belt should last a lifetime, the only way to wear it in will be many hours of further practice. Dom congratulations on reaching what should be considered the start of the next phase of your training. Osu!

Above: Dom (2 weeks later) takes his place for the Xmas photo

Dom was not the only SSKC member to grade this weekend, Paul Brant and Helen Milner graded to Nidan, gradings were undertaken at the IJKA Hombu dojo at Whitchurch by Kato Shihan 9th Dan - IJKA World Chief Instructor.

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  • Well done Dom! Its been a long time since your last grading but I'm sure its been worth the wait! From what I saw of your grading you more than earnt it and you will become a well accomplished black belt in the years to come. Well Done!



    By Blogger Helen, at 6:23 PM  

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