The Kosho School of Karate was the location of the first ever ECUSKF Jodo Promotion Exam. This was only the 4th or 5th time a Jodo grading was held in the United States, and the first time in the Midwest. Until now, all Kosho students had to test for promotion internationally. 11 people tested for Ikkyu: Morgan Nakayama, Madison Nakayama, James Russell, Andy Wells, Bruse Stevens, Mark Nakayama, Charles Ham, and Tom Smith. 2 tested for 1st Dan: Ashley Hopkins & George Carr Jr. All passed! Great job everyone.
Thanks to everyone for helping make the first ever ECUSKF Jodo Seminar a reality! This event was sponsored by the East Central U.S. Kendo Federation and organized by the Kosho School of Karate. It tuned into the 2nd largest Jodo seminar in the US! Some of the top Jodo instructors in the US taught, including Thomas Groendal, Harvey King, Peter Boylan, Nate England, and Frank DiMarco. Students came from at least 15 states, including as far away as Colorado, Virginia and North Dakota. Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year!