We just finished up with our summer regional practice to get us in the swing for camp and Sensei's visit to Rochester. We were treated to three great examples of testing, two from our friends and Eastern Sky and our own Mark Douglas.
So Congratulations to:
Paul from Eastern Sky on his 6th Kyu Test
Mark Douglas on his 4th Kyu Test
Anna from Eastern Sky on her 2nd Kyu Test.
In dojo testing for 2nd kyu and above are fairly rare events so the stakes were set that much higher. Paul Gardner Sensei had her treat us to the first Jo and Bokken kata, some re-cap throws from previous tests, and her signature throw to up the ante.
We also took this opportunity to say farewell to Timur who is moving to Scranton. Timur has been a great addition to our family and I am sure we will see more of him. Timur plans to start a dojo in Scranton once he is settled in.
FYI - Next week is camp. We will be holding almost all our classes despite many of our students and teachers going to camp. The only cancellation is the 7pm class this Thursday.
Don't forget to sign up for Sensei in Rochester, August 6th and 7th. If you register prior to this Tuesday, you can take advantage of the discount. I'll take a 50% deposit to secure the discount.