Promotion Notice

White Rock Kenshin Kan News

October 11th, 2007 – White Rock Kenshin Kan
Karate & Kobudo Dojo is pleased to announce the promotion of one of it’s
students. Chris Carroll of Plano was promoted to 6th kyu green belt in Okinawan
Kobudo (weaponry), on September 9th, 2007. He received his certificate from
the federation headquarters in Okinawa on October 11th at White Rock Kenshin
Kan Karate Dojo. Chris demonstrated knowledge of basic techniques and kata
(forms) using the 6-foot bo (staff).

“The bo is the first defense weapon we learn.”
said Paul Wilson, head instructor of White Rock Kenshin Kan, “It is
a key tool to understand, since you can almost always find a stick. Understanding
the basic concepts of using a bo allows the student to understand ranges and
techniques that also apply to empty hand techniques in karate. To a degree
it replaces fear of a weapon with understanding, which is another key concept
in self defense.”

Wilson Sensei and Carroll Sempai

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