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 TechniquesRead More →