Recent Children’s Promotion Tests

We have had several Children’s Promotion Tests in recent weeks. Here is the update.

Dec 20, 2022
Markus Plechaty: Purple belt 1 stripe (4th Kyu)
Theodore Nguyen: Brown belt (3rd Kyu)
Brendan Sullivan: Brown belt 1 stripe (2nd Kyu)
Shea Sullivan: White belt 1 stripe (8th Kyu)
Layla Sullivan: White belt 1 stripe (8th Kyu)
Swaraj Bhattacharya: Yellow belt (7th Kyu)

Jan 3, 2023
Vincent Negard: White Belt 1 stripe (8th Kyu)

Jan 18, 2023
Ava Bhattacharya: Yellow belt (7th Kyu)
Lauren Pettersson: Yellow belt (7th Kyu)
Luke Pettersson: Yellow belt (7th Kyu)
Maya Bhattacharya: Yellow belt (7th Kyu)
Aya Nakamura: Brown belt (3rd Kyu)
Sensei Ammo: Brown belt (3rd Kyu)

It was great watching each of you take this next step…

Congratulations !! You did a great job…

OSS !!

2022 Mt. Kisco Dojo Picture

We assembled on Sep 10th for our first “in person” Mt. Kisco Dojo Picture since 2019. It was a landmark moment after the Covid-19 related challenges we navigated in the meantime.

Enclosed below are the original two photos.

Credits: Rick King took the initial photos. Naoto Kihara put together the final photograph with the special design banner.

Looking forward to keeping this great tradition going.

OSS !!

Takahashi Dojo Holiday Party & Toy Drive 2022

Our traditional Holiday Party & Toy Drive was held on Dec 10th. The turnout was great, with an exceptional buffet of tasty foods, and lots of toy donations for those less fortunate.

After the party, 4 large bags of toys were distributed to selected organizations who make sure the toys get delivered to those in need. Leftover food was also donated to local food pantries.

Our Takahashi Dojo, Sensei Takahashi, fellow karate-ka, friends and family

Here are a few pictures that help to capture the spirit of the Takahashi Dojo. Thank you everyone who contributed food & drinks, and all the donated toys.

Happy Holidays !!

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…