Andrea Tondo’s Shodan Promotion

Someone participating in a black belt promotion at Doshi-Kai faces a difficult test.

The participant needs to demonstrate strong skills in Kihon (basics), Kata, Bo techniques as well as Jiu Kumite (free sparring), showing strong spirit during multiple consecutive matches.

These videos are actual footage from Andrea Tondo’s Shodan promotion on December 13. They show the results of a lot of hard work and dedication. Not every move is perfect, but the effort to improve is!

Kihon
Tai-Sabaki (Body Shifting): Jab Counter-punch and then respond to an opponent with shifting down-block and counterpunch.

Kata

Jiu Ippon Kumite
vs Nelson Hsu

vs John O’Gara

Throwing Techniques

Bo-Jutsu
Shuushi-no-Kon Sho Bo Kata

Bo 8 Attacks

Jiu Kumite
Here is Andrea Tondo sparring with 10 different opponents in a row:

Promotion Results