Congratulations are in order to IOK’s David Chan in achieving the rank of San Dan at our group’s recent Spring Promotional. David performed extremely well as was expected and is a credit to the dojo. Hard work in Uechi-Shohei system, as well as a constant effort to expand and improve his martial arts base is what makes David an outstanding karateka. IOK is certainly glad to have him.
At this promotion, our board of affiliates were also blessed with the presence of Jack Summers who appeared in fine form. Jack was sure to reminded us not to let pass by an opportunity for teachers to emphasize hip recovery in our students’ forms training. Hip exchange is critical to maintaining center through movement. We are all wise to keep in mind that allowing training tools that assist in developing this habit to go under utilized can lead to an atrophy of this very basic concept in our karate. It is easy to allow bad habits to creep in.
Congratulations to all the other candidates who were promoted from other dojos. Thank you as usual to all participating partners and board members who helped out fir the day. Some cool pictures of the group.