At my karate club people call me Sensei, and my friends just call me Richard.

2010/04/12

JKF 3rd dan! JKF三段!

Most Japanese Karate-ka have probably seen a Japan Karatedo Federation (JKF) dan certificate, but most non-Japanese haven't. So, here's my new 3rd dan.

ほとんどの日本人の空手家はJKFの段証明書を見たこたがあるでしょうが、外国人の多くは見たことがないでしょう。というわけで、僕の新しいJKF三段証明書です。

(What's the JKF? - click here for the Japanese explanation, English explanation)
JKFとは何?日本語の説明はこちら、英語の説明はこちらをクリック。

Since I have a 4th dan in the JKF Wadokai, I am able to register for up to a 3rd dan with the JKF without taking a dan exam. (If one has a 3rd dan in one of the 6 core JKF style groups, then up to a 3rd dan can be registered. If one doesn't have a 3rd dan in one of the 6 core style groups, then they have to take the exams. Everyone takes exams from 4th dan.)

僕は和道会の四段をもっているので、JKFの昇段審査を受けずに、JKF三段まで登録できます。

I am grateful to Toshiaki Maeda Sensei for registering me!

前田利明先生が僕の三段を登録して下さいました、本当に感謝しています。

Now I'd like to challenge the 4th dan test...
Yikes...

さて、今度は四段の昇段審査にチャレンジをしたいな。。。

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