Santa clara art & wine festival demo

The kids demo team, with Sensei Kevin Sadeghian, assisting

The Kodenkan Jujitsu School’s kids class performed a demonstration at the Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival, with Prof. George Arrington being the MC.

In the demonstration, the kids showed techniques from rolling, falling, escapes, throws, defenses from punches, joint locks, defenses from weapon attacks, and advanced techniques. Great job, everybody!

Prof. George Arrington MC
Prof. George Arrington MC
Demonstrating a break fall (sutemi)
Demonstrating a break fall (sutemi)
Release from a wrist grab from a larger opponent
Release from a wrist grab from a larger opponent
tomoe nage throw
tomoe nage throw
ushiro nage - a rear throw
ushiro nage – a rear throw

Samantha promoted to black belt

Class Photo October 2018, Samantha promoted to shodan

Congratulations to Samantha on passing her black belt test and being promoted to shodan, first degree black belt! Well deserved!

Samantha receives her black belt

Samantha with the professors

Samantha with Prof. Tony Janovich

Samantha tests for black belt

samantha throws an arm whip

Samantha had her black belt test for the rank of shodan. During this hour-long test, she was required to do all techniques she’s been tested on up to this point, as well as an entirely new board of advanced black belt techniques. Subsequently, three attackers repeatedly went after her until told to stop and she had to defend herself.

Her test was graded by Profs. Tony Janovich, Janice Okamoto, Clive Guth, and George Arrington.

jumping into an arm bar

Grading instructors, Profs. Clive Guth, Tony Janovich, George Arrington, and Janice Okamoto

drop down throw