The Association’s Spring promotional was held on Sunday May 15th, 2011 at the Okinawan Karate Club, Stoughton. There were seven candidates testing for rank from shodan to to yondan. Great spirit was shone by all of the participants. The board members noted the improvement of all candidates since the pre-test and were very pleased with the level of achievement. All students passed and were awarded their new rank.
A bunch of us have just returned from an excellent plyometrics seminar run by Sensei Andre T at the Okinawan Karate Club. We went over a bunch of plyometric exercises that can specifically assist the karate practitioner in developing explosiveness. Folks from several dojos joined in and comradery ran high. The instruction was really top notch. Sensei Andre will be teaching another seminar on kumite soon. Keep your eyes open for the invite as I’m sure this will be another opportunity to receive world class instruction.
Thanks to the Sensei Andre and the Stoughton dojo for having us.