End of summer gradings are always memorable and this year was yet another one of them. With a lot of practice up until last weekend, many kids tried hard to display their Kihon, drills and sparing abilities. Congratulations to all who attended to all who passed their black belt exams. Yamaguchi-Sensei said it well by mentioning a good sign of maturity is when you notice your mistakes and work hard on improving them. Having physical skills is important but more important is recognizing the need for improvement. We can see clearly that doing martial arts in the right environment with plenty of support and guidance by a good teacher can give great benefits both in and out of the dojo. Thank you as always to Yamaguchi-Sensei who has provided us throughout all the years, the best platform for learning and improving the way of doing Mugen karate.