My most memorable seminar with Sensei Yamazaki was during September the 5th, 6th and 7th (this week). It was the most memorable seminar as Sensei Yamazaki gave an inspirational speech. The inspirational speech motivated me to practice and improve my karate for his next visit and my oncoming karate career. Sensei also prepared us for our black belt grading (later on the week) which helped us a lot! I am excited and looking forward to see Sensei Yamazaki next year. Happy 75th Birthday Sensei Yamazaki!
On Saturday October 31st, 2015, 15 students from our dojo participated in a local tournament hosted by Sensei Basil Damianos of Holy Cross Goju Ryu Academy. All students were registered and participated in 2 events, kata and kumite. Those 15 students include:
Dave Griffen (White), 2nd & 2nd
Tyler Ndlovu (White), 2nd & 3rd
Danaya Coleby (Yellow), 3rd & 3rd
Khaden Johnson (Orange), 1st & 1st
Jaden Bethel (Orange), 2nd & 2nd
Alexander Butler (Green), 3rd & 3rd
Chianna Diggiss (Green), 1st & 1st
Robyn Evans (Green), 1st & 3rd
Aiden Johnson (Blue), 2nd in kata
Alexander Turner (Blue), 3rd & 3rd
Charles William Diggis (Red), 3rd & 1st
Duran Rolle (Red)
Jadyn Munnings (Brown), 1st & 2nd
William Knowles Brown, 3rd & 1st
Nathaniel Woodside (Black), 1st & 1st
I want to thank Sensei Evans for accompanying the students to this event. Without him, our participation would not have been possible.
Please join me in Congratulating these 15 students for doing such a wonderful job representing our school so well. I have since been contacted via social media by judges and scorekeepers from this event commending our students for their mature and organized behavior in public. This makes me very proud to know that our students conducted themselves accordingly. I understand the team spirit was very strong but was kept in order. The parental support was very strong and the coaching was unbelievably awesome.
I want to thank those parents who supported this event and ask for your continued support for future events.
To those students who like myself were unable to attend and participate, please know the dojo intends on putting on a similar tournament in the near future which will accommodate all.
Best Regards to our 15 champions. We certainly have something to celebrate!!!!
Sensei Chinyere Ijeoma-Chukwuka
N. P. Martial Arts & Fitness Centre
#1 Shirley Plaza
P. O. Box N-4144
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