Silicon Valley Karate Has Some New Black Belts!

11 people took part in our first black belt exam in nearly 3 years on May 7. All showed great spirit and progress as they participated in this intense exam that lasted a total of two hours. Five were promoted and the rest have a good chance of passing later this year. Those who passed:
Shodan – Louise, Chris, Sophie, Keira
Nidan – Novely

Congratulations!

(Our examiner panel consisted of Senseis Jon Keeling, Fred Borda and Pete Rabbitt; all of who have been teaching Shotokan since the 1980s.)