A special congratulations goes out to all the IKKU Members that tested during the 2015 Annual IKKU Kotosu-Ha Shito-Ryu Black Belt Test. As you are all aware it’s not an easy feat preparing for a Black Belt exam. Not to mention the pressure while testing while in front of Soke Ruiz, 10th Dan. Regardless of life’s circumstances and training pressures, these Karateka came through with flying colors.
2016 will be different batch of potential candidates for the Annual Event. So our advice is to get in the Dojo and Work Hard! You could be Next on the Floor!
Following the test Soke Joseph Ruiz lead a Clinic where he taught Aragaki Sochin Kata.
IKKU Kotosu-Ha Shito-Ryu Promotions:
Steve Carbonneau was promoted to Shodan
John Malcom was promoted to Nidan and awarded the Sensei Title
Scotty Knight was promoted to Nidan and awarded the Sensei Title
Ray Howard was promoted to Sandan and awarded the Renshi Title