The Madeira Karate Dojo is proud to announce the following promotions awarded during Module 4. Promotions are based on proficiency of physical skill, demonstration of personal growth, and time in grade.
Yon kyu (purple belt): Olivia Levin ’17
Yon-kyu ho (purple stripe on green belt): Layla Khan ’19 – This is a preparatory rank for purple belt testing upon continued commitment and training.
Go kyu (green belt): Zixuan (Charlotte) Zhao ’18
Roku kyu (two-stripe white belt): Ciara O’Donoghue ’18, Stella Adler ’19, Lily Hunt ’20, Kassandra (KC) Jordan ’20, Nisreen Marabe ’20, Grace Morgan ’20, Gabrielle Russo ’20, Marrion Rutkowsky ’20, Aashna Sharma ’20, and Jieyu (Jessica) Wang ‘20
Additionally, Shiye (Sally) Cao ’18 (who holds the rank of purple belt) received the coveted USA Goju pin and Zoe Brauchli ’19 (who holds the rank of green belt) received the USA Goju patch for their leadership and steadfast contributions to the dojo.
Throughout the term, the students learned strikes, kicks, sparring combinations, throws, and empty-handed and bo staff self-defense techniques and forms. The term was highlighted by three special training sessions under the guidance of visiting instructor Teresa Liao from Aikido of Arlington. During these sessions, students focused on footwork, body movement, and blending their energy with that of their attacker.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact the instructor, Dr. Stacey Boyette (Science Department). Dr. Boyette has over 35 years of martial arts experience, holds the rank of 7th degree black belt, and is thrilled to share her passion for karate with Madeira girls.