Congratulations to those who graded to First Degree Black-Belt (Kuro-obe) recently. Obtaining a Dan grade at our dojo is no easy task and I was extremely happy with the quality of character and Karate displayed throughout. A very high standard has been achieved and I know that our Master, late Arakaki Isamu, would be very proud of our achievement. We now have the privilege of maintaining this level and improving our knowledge and ability, step by step. Well done!