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The Shotokan Karate Center recently held the first blue belt promotion award ceremony for its Senior Karate Class. The students, who range from 50 to 80 years of age, went through eight months of grueling practice and now can reap the rewards of a job well done. Kancho Paul Imada (front row, far left) said the graduates all possess "perfect stances and techniques that will impress any young karateka." (front, from left) Imada, Marcia Travelstead, Meredith Omura, Merle Saito, sensei Sherine Nohara, (back) Jimmy Gugudan, Rex Travelstead and Brian Ishimaru. Photo from Paul Imada.

Publication date: May 06, 2009
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