October 22, 2006
On Sunday, October 22nd, 2006 the Rideau Osgoode Karate Club held--in conjunction with Rising Sun Martial Arts--a black belt grading. As usual, it was a lot of work, but a lot of fun. The grading lasted six hours, and included lots of basics, Katas, and sparring.
Four students from the Rising Sun Martial Arts Dojo were graded to Shodan (first degree Black Belt) in Goju Ryu Karate and the instructor (who holds a third degree in another style) was graded to Nidan (second degree Black Belt) in Goju Ryu. On the ROKC side of things, Cynthia was graded to Nidan and Dylan was graded to Shodan (Dylan had previously held a Junior Black Belt rank). Finally, Sensei Ron and Sensei Wayne were both graded to Yondan (fourth degree Black Belt).