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August 14th, 2018 Promotions

Kevin Sadeghian is promoted to nidan (2nd degree black belt), and Kira is promoted to ikkyu (1st degree brown belt)
Kevin Sadeghian is promoted to nidan (2nd degree black belt), and Kira is promoted to ikkyu (1st degree brown belt)

Congratulations to Kevin Sadeghian, who received his nidan, second degree black belt, and Kira, who received her ikkyu, 1st degree brown belt, last night. Well deserved!

Kevin Sadeghian receives his nidan diploma from Prof. George Arrington
Kevin Sadeghian receives his nidan diploma from Prof. George Arrington
Prof. Tony Janovich with promotees Kevin Sadeghian and Kira
Prof. Tony Janovich with promotees Kevin Sadeghian and Kira
Prof. George Arrington with promotees Kevin and Kira
Prof. George Arrington with promotees Kevin and Kira
Prof. Clive Guth with promotees Kevin and Kira
Prof. Clive Guth with promotees Kevin and Kira
Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr. with promotees Kevin and Kira
Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr. with promotees Kevin and Kira
Sensei Karl Mueller with promotees Kevin and Kira
Sensei Karl Mueller with promotees Kevin and Kira

 

2015-05-10 Promotions

Class Promotions photo, May 10th, 2018.
Class Promotions photo, May 10th, 2018.

Prof. Tony Janovich promoted Sensei Chris Love to godan, 5th degree black belt, and also Sensei Karl Mueller to godan, 5th degree black belt. Congratulations!

An instructor under Prof. Janovich, Sensei Chris Love was visiting from his school in Brighton, Colorado. His affiliated school can be found on the web here: http://www.coloradokodenkan.com/

Profs. Tony Janovich and Clive Guth with Senseis Karl Mueller and Chris Love, on their promotions to 5th dan
Profs. Tony Janovich and Clive Guth with Senseis Karl Mueller and Chris Love, on their promotions to 5th dan

2018 Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival Demonstration

2018 Cherry Blossom Festival Team, led by Sensei Guillermo Hernandez Jr., Prof. Clive Guth, and Prof. George Arrington
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival Team, led by Sensei Guillermo Hernandez Jr., Prof. Clive Guth, and Prof. George Arrington

We performed a demonstration at the 2018 Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival in Memorial Park. Thanks to Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr., who teaches the kids class, for getting everybody ready, Professor Clive Guth for helping train them, and Professor George Arrington for MC’ing. Great job, everybody!

The Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival is Cupertino’s celebration of Japan’s sakura matsuri and Japanese culture held in late April. See¬†https://www.cupertinocherryblossomfestival.org/ for more information.

Thanks everybody who came to watch us!

Kids demonstrate breakfalls - throwing themselves while falling safely
Kids demonstrate breakfalls – throwing themselves while falling safely
Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr. readied the team and coordinates the demonstration
Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr. readied the team and coordinates the demonstration
Prof. George Arrington MC's the demonstration, explaining the philosophy and techniques being shown
Prof. George Arrington MC’s the demonstration, explaining the philosophy and techniques being shown
Escaping from a headlock grab
Escaping from a headlock grab
Countering a throw in mid-air
Countering a throw in mid-air