Sept 22, 2022 Children’s Test

Congratulations on the following Children’s promotions:

  • Tyler Conrad to One Stripe White Belt (8th Kyu)
  • Markus Plechaty to Purple Belt (5th Kyu)
  • Theodore Nguyen to Purple Belt One Stripe (4th Kyu)

It was a pleasure watching you take this next step…

Congratulations !! You did a great job…

Tyler Conrad demonstrating basic (Kihon) chudan punch
Markus Plechaty demonstrating basic (Kihon) roundhouse kick
Theodore Nguyen demonstrating basic (Kihon) front kick
Tyler Conrad performing the Kata “Taikyoku Shodan” (8th Kyu)
Markus Plechaty performing the Kata “Heian Sandan” (5th Kyu)
Theodore Nguyen performing the Kata “Heian Yodan” (4th Kyu)

Black Belt Promotion Test; Aug 6 & Aug 20

Congratulations on the following Black Belt promotions:

Amalie Modesto – 3rd Degree Black Belt (Sandan); Aug 6
Noelie Couderc – 3rd Degree Black Belt (Sandan); Aug 20

Here are some highlights from the two promotion tests.

Amalie Modesto performing the kata Gankaku for her 3rd Degree Black Belt (Aug 6)
Amalie Modesto performing the kata Kanku Dai for 3rd Degree Black Belt (Aug 6)
Amalie Modesto performing the kata Nijushi for 3rd Degree Black Belt (Aug 6)
Noelie Couderc performing the kata Gankaku for her 3rd Degree Black Belt (Aug 20)
Noelie Couderc performing the kata Kanku Dai for 3rd Degree Black Belt (Aug 20)
Noelie Couderc performing the kata Heian Godan for 3rd Degree Black Belt (Aug 20)
Sensei Takahashi providing feedback and suggestions.

Congratulations to Amalie and Noelie… You did a great job…

Adult Black Belt Tests; June 16 & July 16, 2022

Congratulations on the following Adult Black Belt promotions:

  • Holly Rivlin – 3rd Degree Black Belt (Sandan); June 16
  • Fabien Couderc – 2nd Degree Black Belt (Nidan); July 16
  • Tony Sciscioli – 3rd Degree Black Belt (Sandan); July 16

Here are some highlights from the two promotion tests.

Holly Rivlin performing the kata Gankaku for her 3rd Degree Black Belt (Jun 16)
Holly Rivlin performing the kata Kanku Dai for 3rd Degree Black Belt (Jun 16)
Fabien Couderc performing the kata Jion for 2nd Degree Black Belt (Jul 16)
Fabien Couderc performing Tsukenshitahaku No Sai for 2nd Degree Black Belt (Jul 16)
Tony Sciscioli performing the kata Gankaku for 3rd Degree Black Belt (Jul 16)
Tony Sciscioli performing the Bo kata Choun No Kon for 3rd Degree Black Belt (Jul 16)
Sensei Takahashi providing feedback at the end of the test (July 16)

Congratulations to each of you… Well done…

Landmark Celebration: 50 Years Teaching Shotokan Karate; Apr 3, 2022

Mt. Kisco and Amityville Dojos convened at Apr 3rd Special Training to celebrate Sensei Takahashi's very special landmark: 50 years of teaching Shotokan Karate
Mt. Kisco and Amityville Dojos convene at Apr 3rd Special Training to celebrate Sensei Takahashi’s very special landmark: 50 years of teaching Shotokan Karate

50 Years of Teaching Kenkojuku Shotokan Karate

Sensei Takahashi started teaching Kenkojuku Shotokan Karate in 1976. The 50th anniversary was actually last year (2021), but due to issues related to Covid-19, we postponed the celebration until we could get together face to face. This happened on April 3, 2022, during our Special Training event. The Captains & Co-Captains from Amityville and Mt. Kisco Dojo’s organized the ceremony, expressed their sincere appreciation, and then gave Sensei Takahashi a sets of plaques (hand made by Ray Reddy; Amityville Dojo) to commemorate the event. It was a very Special Training…

Captains & Co-Captains presenting Sensei Takahashi Commemorative Plaques Celebrating 50 years of teaching Shotokan Karate at the Amityville & Mt. Kisco Dojos
Captains & Co-Captains presenting Sensei Takahashi Commemorative Plaques Celebrating 50 years of teaching Shotokan Karate at the Amityville & Mt. Kisco Dojos

Congratulations Sensei Takahashi for reaching the amazing landmark of 50 years of teaching Shotokan Karate… OSS !!

Special Handmade Plaque (by Ray Reddy) Commemorating 50 years of teaching Shotokan Karate
Handmade Plaque (Ray Reddy) Commemorating 50 years Teaching Shotokan Karate
Congratulations Sensei Takahashi on this monumental milestone
Congratulations Sensei Takahashi on this monumental milestone

Pics: Apr 2022 Special Training/50 Year Landmark Celebration (courtesy Rick King & Michael Heffner)

Thank you Sensei Takahashi for your amazing dedication to our Mt. Kisco & Amityville Dojo’s. You are a lifelong inspiration to all of us. OSS !!

Mt Kisco & Amityville Dojo's celebrate a special landmark event with Sensei Takahashi !
Mt Kisco & Amityville Dojo’s celebrate a special landmark event with Sensei Takahashi !

Adult Black Belt Test December 18, 2021

Congratulations on the following promotion:

  • Chris Winfrey – 1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan)
Chris Winfrey performing the kata Chinte for his 1st Degree Black Belt
Chris Winfrey performing the kata Bassai Sho for his 1st Degree Black Belt
Chris Winfrey performing Heian Godan as his favorite kata for his 1st Degree Black Belt
Chris Winfrey performing the Bo kata Rinbu No Kon for his 1st Degree Black Belt
Sensei Takahashi providing feedback on the kata Chinte
Sensei Takahashi awarding Chris Winfrey his 1st Degree Black Belt

Congratulations Chris on achieving Shodan !