Rank Advancement, October 2017

On October 21, 2017 rank advancement for Kyu Level adult students was conducted at our dojo in Renaissance Club Sport in Walnut Creek.   Our judges were:

Sensei Bill Northlich, Goju Ryu 

Sensei Kirk Harding, Isshin Ryu 

Sensei Des Bell, Wado Kai 

Igor Akkerman, Shorin Ryu

Bob Jinkins, Shorin Ryu

Pedro Bernardy, Shorin Ryu

 

Students who tested were:

LARISA MISHINA, 1ST KYU

ARLETTE SMITH, 1ST KYU 

PARHAM GHARAGOZLOU, 5TH KYU 

TARANEH MOSTAGHASI, 5TH KYU 

ROBERT LAZZARINI, 5TH KYU 

JENNIFER LAZZARINI, 5TH KYU 

PATRICIA GRANDBERRY, 6TH KYU

 

Several of these students were asked to write a short essay on a specific topic. They are listed below:

Arlette Smith – A Way of Life That Changed My Life

Taraneh Mostaghasi – How Karate Makes me a Better Physician  

Jennifer Lazzarini – The Influence of Karate

Patricia Grandberry –  Hip Mobility Improvement 

Bob Lazzarini – Conditioning for Martial Arts

 

Here is my poor attempt to record a portion of this event. Please excuse the poor audio quality and inability to record all of this three hour session:

I wish to extend my sincere thanks to each of the judges, students, family and friends who supported this very successful part of their martial arts journey.  Congratulations!

Be well, stay strong.