Sensei Hokama (10th Dan) awarded new Dan (black belt) grades in Kobudo during the recent Okinawa tour. Sensei Hokama awarded these grades based on what he saw during training, as well as on the recommendation of Australian Kobudo Branch Chief, Shihan Howard Lipman (8th Dan Kyokushin, 7th Dan Kobudo).
These grades included:
7th Dan: Shihan Howard Lipman
6th Dan: Shihan Rick Cunningham
4th Dan: Sensei Mark Shelmerdine
1st Dan: Sensei Ian Holdaway, Sempai Jessica Den, Sempai Todd Murphy, Sempai Alex Lloyd
KIMAA students in the tour group were presented with their certificates by Sensei Hokama and Shihan Lipman.
Congratulations again to all who graded.