The Spring tests have begun... Last night, at the Noda Shunpukan Dojo, 12 kids tested for ranks from kindergarten middle level to grade school brown belt. Although the official results won't be posted until next week... I can say this - Everyone did an amazing job!
Since last autumn, the Shunpukan kids class has been growing both in size and spirit. Most of the students are in their 1st or 2nd year of grade school, and at that age, don't usually have much focus or drive. But the Shunpukan kids have been training not only on Wednesdays, but also the Saturday Shimizu-koen class and even the Tuesday Atago class. As the "Mei" in Meiryukan suggests, I think there will a bright future for this group.