Karate Congrats!

This was a big weekend for several of my karate heroes! First, I’d like to congratulate my sensei, Ed DeCosta for achieving his 9th-dan while training in Okinawa this week. After a lifetime of training and teaching, it is a tremendous accomplishment for him.

What isn’t recognized by his promotion is his dedication to bringing out the best in his students. I am in his debt for all he has done for me over the years, and I wouldn’t be anywhere near as physically, mentally, or spiritually strong as I am today without his care and guidance. Thanks, Ed!

Two of my senpai, Mike Maitland and Mike Bacon were also promoted to 8th-dan and 6th-dan respectively. Great job, guys!

Last is my shout-out to Lyoto Machida for his smashing debut into the middleweight division of the UFC. The only thing more impressive than his KO victory is his sportsmanship. Have a look to see how a real martial artist accepts victory!

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About moaimartialarts

Lucky enough to grow up with the martial arts, I have felt their positive influence throughout my life and am especially interested in sharing these experiences with others. I enjoy working with youth and adults to give back some of what I've received. If you would like to learn more about Uechi-Ryu/Shohei-Ryu Karate, or if you want to find people to train with, please contact me. I am the head karate instructor for the Meriden Martial Arts Club.
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One Response to Karate Congrats!

  1. And I just realized I spelled karate wrong in my excitement when I first posted this. Oops!

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