It’s been a long time in the making, but yesterday, after beginning their karate training nearly eight years ago here at the Peabody Shiseikan, the Okinawan Karate-Do Association awarded the rank of Shodan to our first two students who began their karate practice here as young children.
Thank you both for embodying everything it means to be a strong karate-ka, and for representing our dojo so well. I know the process was far from easy, but it’s the journey that has made you the person that you’ve become. Always remember to rise…Nana korobi ya oki. Congratulations!
“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves” – Sir Edmond Hillary