|The children's testing on December 6th|
On Sunday, December 6, the 2015 Gojukai Black Belt Examinations were held at the newly opened Nihon Karatedo Kaikan in Koto Ward, Tokyo. The testing took place from 10:00 to 12:30, with approximately 40 persons being examined. The examinations for each grade level consisted of the following designated kata plus sessions of free sparring with other participants taking the test:
1st Dan: Sanchin, Gekisai 1 or 2, Saifa
2nd Dan: Sanchin, Tensho,
3rd Dan: Sanchin, Tensho, Sanseiru
4th Dan: Sanchin, Tensho,
5th Dan: Sanchin, Tensho, Seipai
Five members of Gojuryu Karatedo Yoyogi Ryushinkan took the test and passed. Two for 1st Dan, two for 2nd Dan, and one for 3rd Dan. Congratulations!