Kyu tests

Luis, Benjamin Sensei & IanCongratulations to Luis Vera on his 4th kyu test and Ian Miller on his 1st kyu test. Arthur Benjamin Sensei conducted the tests. Takehara Sensei who was fresh out of surgery sat at the side of the mat instead of being alongside Benjamin Sensei. Nearly everyone got up to assist in the tests by taking ukemi. The tests were long and vigorous. At one point Benjamin Sensei paused the tests. While Ian was gathering his thoughts Benjamin Sensei explained the meaning and importance of the first Kyu test. Sensei’s notes after the tests although complimentary stressed footwork and preciseness of movement. These comments apply to us all not just the folks testing. After the tests we reconvened at Furama on Broadway for a family style feast.

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