Sensei Susan Jones recently visited the Gambell Island dojo to teach a seminar and conduct a rank test. There was a very nice size group that participated, and Mrs. Jones was treated to the wonderful hospitality of the community of Gambell. The Nome Nugget featured an article in their newspaper about her visit; the link to that article is below:
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the kyu and Dan exams that were held in Juneau and Anchorage on April 19th & 20th! Everyone showed great spirit and, even more importantly, proper etiquette for Sensei Larry Loreth, who came all the way from Winnipeg, Canada to administer the exams. Sensei Loreth also held two training seminars on April 21st that were very well attended. Those who participated in the exams and the seminars on Sunday all trained hard and represented ISKF Alaska with strong spirit.
A very special congratulations also goes out to the following individuals, all of whom passed their Dan exams:
- Dana Gay, Eagle River
- James Schilling, UAF
- Elroy Ainsley, Spenard Rec Center
- Eric Kelly, Barrow (Illisagvik College)
- Martie Krohn, Homer
- Geoff Tomms, Spenard Rec Center
- Thomas Blackley, Spenard Rec Center
The Winter 2013 ISKF Spotlight is still available for download. This issue comes highly recommended by respected members of ISKF, and includes an article about the Master Camp experience and a wonderful piece by Shihan Okazaki regarding our role in society as martial artists.
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