Makoto Kai Kata Contest 2023
by Katie Murphy Stevens
It was great to come together again for the annual spring Makoto Kai kata contest. After taking 2020, 2021 and 2022 off, we held the tournament again in June 2023. We dusted off the registration table and adding machines, we got the dojo ready for a crowd and we welcomed eager contestants.
The local schools did not disappoint! We had outstanding support and participation from seven different schools in the Northwest Region.
It was wonderful to see a strong showing in the juniors divisions. It is clear that kids are active and excited about learning Danzan Ryu. Their sensei had prepared them well for the contest. The faces of family members beamed with pride. The seniors competition in the afternoon was just as earnest. The future of Danzan Ryu is bright!
Many thanks to the contestants, sensei and family that support our love of Danzan Ryu jujitsu.