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Sensei Takahashi’s Happy Birthday Celebration

October 17, 2021

Happy Birthday Sensei!!!

Hosted by Luke & Jim in their renovated 1795 farmhouse property; New Fairfield CT

Lots of fun…

A very special Thank You to:

Lisa & Captain John for putting this event together

Barry for the excellent sound system and superb tunes

Captain John, Lucas and Howard for their well prepared and thoughtful messages, and

All the folks who helped with the setup and the clean up.

Happy Birthday Sensei… It was a wonderful time had by all !!!

September 23, 2021 Black Belt Test

Congratulations on the following Adult promotions:

  • Daniel Sangemino-2nd Degree Black Belt ( Nidan)
  • Izumi Onishi- 2nd Degree Black Belt (Nidan)
  • Steve Jackson- 2nd Degree Black Belt (Nidan)
  • Solange Valentin- 4th Degree Black Belt ( Yodan)

It was a pleasure to watch you take the next step in your journey !

Holy Moly
Daniel Sangemino performing Nijushi as his favorite Kata for his 2nd Degree Black Belt
Daniel Sangemino performing Tsukenshitahaku no Sai for his 2nd Degree Black Belt
Izumi Onishi performing Empi for her 2nd Degree Black Belt
Izumi Onishi performing Kanku Sho for her 2nd Degree Black Belt
Steve Jackson performing Jion for his 2nd Degree Black Belt
Steve Jackson performing Tsukenshitahaku no Sai for his 2nd Degree Black Belt
Solange Valentin performing Unsu as her favorite kata for her 4th Degree Black Belt
Solange Valentin performing Soeishi no Kon for her 4th Degree Black Belt
Sensei Takahashi providing feedback to each of the Karate-ka
Sensei Takahashi congratulating each of his new Black Belts
Bringing a respectful close to a memorable evening

Congratulations… Well done…

The Dojo is Open Again!!!

The dojo has re-opened for all students who have been fully vaccinated. The schedule continues to change as we open more classes. Please contact us for current class times.

While 2020 was a difficult year for everyone, our dojo family stayed together and we all practiced remotely. With Zoom lessons, Sensei was able to hone in on everyone’s movements and bring out the best in all of us.

Here are a few memories:

Adult Promotion Test

Congratulations on the following Adult promotions:

  • Keith Korman- 6th Degree Black Belt ( Rokudan)
  • Maria Vlock- 6th Degree Black Belt ( Rokudan)
  • Jason Kurisu- 6th Degree Black Belt ( Rokudan)
  • Nick Kihara – 6th Degree Black Belt ( Rokudan)
  • Rafael Algarin – 6th Degree Black Belt ( Rokudan)
  • Barry Choate- 3rd Degree Black Belt ( Sandan)
  • Hitomi Kihara- 3rd Degree Black Belt ( Sandan)
  • Robert Conrad- 3rd Degree Black Belt ( Sandan)
  • Marlena Kuhn- 3rd Degree Black Belt ( Sandan)
  • JP Kuhn- 3rd Degree Black Belt ( Sandan)
  • Anthony Sciscioli- 2nd Degree Black Belt ( Nidan)
  • Sora Konno- 2nd Degree Black Belt ( Nidan)
  • Carlo Tuano- 1st Degree Black Belt ( Shodan)
  • Steve Jackson- 1st Degree Black Belt ( Shodan)
  • Fabien Couderc-1st Degree Black Belt ( Shodan)
  • Chris Winfrey- Brown Belt 2 Stripe
  • Barbara Beckmann- Purple Belt 1 Stripe
  • Diane Gorey- Blue Belt 1 Stripe

Awesome Job!!!

Children Promotion Test

Congratulations on the following Children promotions:

  • Amelie Modesto- 2nd Degree Black Belt ( Nidan)
  • Ayana Banerjee- 2nd Degree Black Belt ( Nidan)
  • Amoolya Menon- 2nd Degree Black Belt ( Nidan)
  • Noelie Boquet-Couderc- 2nd Degree Black Belt ( Nidan)
  • Alexis Georgiou- Brown Belt 2 Stripe
  • Camila Winfrey- Brown Belt 2 Stripe
  • Marcus Winfrey- Brown Belt 1 Stripe
  • Keira Conrad- Brown Belt
  • Kayla Wee- Purple Belt
  • Oona McPhearson- Purple Belt
  • Theodore Nguyen- Blue Belt
  • Zebediah Wee – Yellow Belt

Awesome Job!!!