Kosho School of Karate is proud to be a part of the first Jodo promotion test in the Midwest! There will also be an excellent seminar with some of the top instructors from all around the country! See the seminar page for more information.
Congratulations to everyone promoted in June! Purple Belt: Daniel Mills, Becky Kelley, & Isabela Bonner. Green Belt: Edward Ly Moraites, Andy Wells, Ashley Hopkins, Drew Kurtzman. Blue Belt: Rahul Veldurthi & Kane Zepf.
Another great Jodo seminar in Guelph, Ontario! Congratulations to all Kosho members who were promoted: Evan Jones to 2nd Dan, Ken Kirchmayer & Laurence Smith (Honorary Kosho Member!) to 1st Dan, and Ashley Hopkins to Ikkyu. Great job everyone!
We had a lot of fun on break day in March. Everyone got through their board! Great job!!
December was a big month at our school, as almost all of our members under Black Belt received a promotion. Most juniors had not received a promotion in almost a year, as they are required to learn the same material as the adults. All represented themselves well at the exam and passed. Congratulations to all!!
Junior Yellow Belt – Than-Tu, Than-Nha, Emma, Sienna, Juliana, & Rayva
Junior Blue Belt – Evan-Micheal
Junior Green Belt – Donald, Alex, & Camren
December was a big month at the school! Almost all of our adults & teens under black belt received a promotion. We have a great group of adult students that spent a lot of hours and shed a lot of sweat to earn their next belt, and we couldn’t wait any longer to move them up!
Yellow Belt – Rahul
Blue Belt – Ashley, Drew, & Andy
Green Belt – Kristen & Andy
Brown Belt 3rd Kyu – Ben & Paul
Brown Belt 2nd Kyu – Akhmed
Brown Belt 1st Kyu – Joe
Congratulations to Kosho Instructor, Ken Kirchmayer, who was promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt at the Internatinoal Shuri-Ryu Association’s seminar on April 28th!
Congratulations to Kosho Instructor, Evan Jones, who was promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt on March 19th! Evan has been training at the school for almost 20 years, and now teaches the Monday Kids & Family Class. His son has also recently started training. Photos from his karate career.
Thanks to St. Ursuala Villa grade school, who invited Kosho instructor, Nate England, to teach at their annual Cultural Day on February 27th. The class was part of the Japanese portion of the festival, so Nate went over some karate history before teaching the kids a few of the techniques.
Congratulations to all the kids that were promoted in the December Junior Belt Review.
Junior Brown Belt: Selema
Junior Green Belt: Michael, Reggie, & Aiden
Junior Blue Belt: Camren, Alex, & Donald
Junior Yellow Belt: Evan Michael the III
The kids have been training hard for a long time, and all are making great progress!! They are required to know all the same material as the adults, and over the last few weeks they had to go through a thorough pre-review process to be sure they had all the material down. All the instructors, fellow students, and of course parents are proud of their accomplishment!!