On December 30, 2013, three members of the Aikido Chuseikan community were tested in front of a panel of shihan (master instructors) and promoted to nidan (2nd degree black belt). Each expressed confidence, bearing, and their own personalities, and made our Dojo proud. The tremendous focus and preparation they undertook was clear in the quality of their tests.
The new nidan students were:
- Jon Posnick
- Barry Engh
- Kyle Shillibeer (JionJuku Dojo / Sensei John Messores)