We had the first grading the year last weekend at the Aoyama branch for both kids and adult levels.
There we many participants trying out especially with the younger kids. As always, it is great to see such a large gathering of students from many different countries. Though some do not speak Japanese all tired hard and performed well together. With the guidance of Yamaguchi-Sensei and with his motivational words of advice, everyone was able to succeed in passing to the next level
Congratulations to all who participated and succeeded in the event. I look forward to seeing everyone again at the next grading.