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2011 Spring Shiai

posted May 27, 2011, 10:01 AM by Laszlo Koller   [ updated Jul 20, 2016, 10:03 AM ]
On Sunday, May 22, 2011, we held our annual Shinjitsu Dō Spring Shiai at the Belvidere High School in Belvidere, NJ. Students competed in a bunkai (application) competition, which was a first for our association. The competition was a success and a great learning experience for competitors and judges alike.

The shiai itself capped a testing weekend in which students were thoroughly tested for their next respective rank, including some for black belt. The event came to a close with a handful of black belt promotions. The following individuals were promoted to the rank of Shodan (1st degree black belt) after successfully completing their testing, which began Saturday morning:
Victor V. Vuskalns
Stephanie M. Egleston

Additionally, the following Shodans were promoted to the rank of Nidan (2nd degree black belt): James P. Ashe, Laura Cheatham, Erin June Guida, Patrick L. Petersen, & Kristen Wren Wade.

Congratulations to all who were promoted!