Wesley Promoted - Sept 11, 2018
Congratulations to Wesley G., who has been promoted to Ikkyu(1st Degree Brown Belt). He is now the highest ranking kyu in our dojo and the first student to reach this level having started at Hachikyu(white belt) as a child. For this test, Wesley had to demonstrate knowledge and expertise of the entire kyu curriculum, including kihon(basics), kata(forms), goshin-jitsu(self-defense), and kumite(sparring). He also had to demonstrate real power by breaking a solid oak board with his hand and three solid pine boards with a kick. Wesley has been training with us for four years and has always been an exemplary student. He now sets his sights on his next goal of Shodan-Ho(Provisionary Black Belt).