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Madeira Dojo Promotions for Module 3

December 17, 2015

The Madeira Karate Dojo continues to thrive with 16 girls participating during module 3.  Beginners learned the basic blocks, punches, kicks, and forms, while returning students focused on more advanced techniques and forms as well as mentoring the new trainees.  In addition, all students had the chance to work bo staff, escrima sticks, sparring and throwing/falling techniques and practiced seated meditation at the beginning of each class.  According to their proficiency of physical skill, demonstration of personal growth, and time in grade, the following students received their next belt level in USA Goju Karate.

Yon kyu-Ho (purple stripe on green belt):  Maddy Clemente ’17 and A. Reilly ‘16

Roku kyu (two-stripe white belt):  Olivia Levin ’17 and Meng (Valerie) Yuan ’17

Shichi kyu (one-stripe white belt):  Ningxin (Charlotte) Chen ‘19,  Bee Hyland ’19, Layla Khan ’19, Lucy Li ’18, Casey Ocasal ’19, Mengyu (Monica) Shen ’19, Naomi Spargo ’19, and Morgan Taylor ’18

Additionally, Rachel Bamberger ’18, Shiye (Sally) Cao ’18, and Yuqin (Anne) Yang ’16 who all hold the rank of green belt received the coveted USA Goju patch.  Anne Tait Hall who is currently our highest ranking student in the dojo (purple belt) received the very special USA Goju pin.

The karate activity will be offered again in Modules 4 and 5 during D block.  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.

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