Awesome grading day yesterday at the Annual AB Black Belt Grading in Edmonton. Congratulations to four successful candidates from the BKA: Sensei Gene Klenke (to Shodan), Sensei Pedro Garcia Guerra (to Shodan), Sensei Sidney Taylor (to Nidan), Sensei Michael Chmay (to Nidan).

Sensei Freeman was surprised and honoured to be granted his 6th Dan and appreciates the confidence the Senate has shown in him in making this grant!

It was an awesome day, and a time to reflect on the lineage of the karate we train, and thank Sensei Shintani and those who have both transmitted his values and also those who shaped his understanding of martial arts.