Joanna Choe Promoted to Shodan

On behalf of all members of the Kengokan Dojo of Shorinjiryu Koshinkai Karatedo, I am proud to congratulate Sensei Joanna Choe on her promotion to Shodan (1st Dan) in Shorinjiryu Koshinkai Karatedo at the recent National Black Belt Training Camp in Coonabarabran.

Sensei Joanna joined the Kengokan Dojo about 5 years ago, and has been a quick and dedicated learner ever since. She tested for Shodan-ho (probationary black belt) early this year, and did her final demonstration at the Black Belt Camp.

It has been a pleasure working with Sensei Joanna as she has worked through the mudansha (non black belt) syllabus, and I look forward to working with her on the more advanced aspects of our style, now that she has “graduated” to the black belt ranks from basic training! She will also be an instrumental part of the Kengokan Dojo teaching team.

Congratulations Jo, all at the Kengokan are proud of your achievements.

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