Kaicho Ricky Adams Promoted to Hanshi 9th Dan during the 2016 IKKU Kobudo Clinic on February 27, 2016. Soke Joe Ruiz tested and promoted Kaicho Ricky Adams of the TKA – Traditional Karate Association while other participants were actively learning Kobudo. Ricky Adams stated, “…an extreme honor…in my humble opinion, Soke Joe Ruiz is the most knowledgeable martial artist alive today”……His knowledge of Bunkai is unsurpassed!”
Immediately following the Test and Promotion Hanshi Adams was seen on the floor working Kobudo with the other participants. He quickly grabbed his Eaku and got busy!
Congrats Hanshi Ricky Adams! OSU!
More on Hanshi Ricky Adams:
Kaicho (chairman) Ricky Adams has been practicing the martial arts of Karate, Jiu Jitsu, and Kobudo for over 42 years, the art of Iaido for over 41. He has been teaching for over 40 years almost exclusively in Leesburg, Florida. He regularly teaches “Special Seminars” covering the many KATA (including Kihon, Bunkai-Oyo, and Henka Waza).
For his full profile see the following hyperlink.
Additional IKKU Information:
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