Saturday, February 9, 2013

Toru is now the 24th Black Belt

This last Saturday (February 9, 2013) Toru Hashinokuchi demonstrated beautifully what a Sanbukan Black Belt test should look like.  Toru has that old-style look with youthful energy and ability.

Many people may not know, but, Toru started training under Sensei Mits more than 20 years ago.  And after an 18 year break, came back with a vengeance.  This last year his energy and ambition has fed the students and instructors alike.  I truly hope he stays active and energized like this for many years to come.

24th Black Belt received by Toru Hashinokuchi
Toru joins the Black Belts proudly