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♦ DOJO BLACK BELTS


Since Hope Yama Dojo's first registered class in January 1992, thirty-eight students have been promoted to Sho Dan (Black Belt).

Students who received their Junior Black Belt and who were subsequently promoted to Sho Dan are also shown in the list.

N.B.: The following Sho Dan students are listed chronologically by date of grading.

1996

Pat Dagnino *
Dave Hendricks *
Emili Losier (Junior Sho Dan)

* Pat and Dave "were a product of the Hope Yama dojo as far as training goes but were promoted by others who had the rank for promotion. Pat Dagnino was promoted Sho Dan on March 7,1996 [at Hope Yama Dojo] by Sensei Tom McDonagh and Dave Hendricks was promoted at Sensei Advincula's 50 years in the Martial arts celebration on Oct 5, 1996 [at Shannon Coffee's dojo in Oceanside, California] by Sensei Advincula himself."1

1997

Nikol Losier *
Dylan Giroux (Junior Sho Dan)
Bob Treasarden

* Nikol was Sensei Norm's "first graded Shodan. She was promoted Shodan on Jan 18,1997 [held at Hope Yama Dojo] and [promoted by Sensei Advincula] to Nidan on March 12,1998 [held at Hope Yama Dojo]."2

1999

Chris Smith (Junior Sho Dan)

2000

Amanda Sousa
Jennifer Legault
Ardith Hayek
Peter Villeneuve

2001

Jan Phoenix
Rick Hayek
Les Fugeta
Monica Leutenegger

2002

Ken Alexander
Tanya Hayek
Cindy Hayek (Junior Sho Dan)
Steven Ridgway (Junior Sho Dan)

2003

Gary Bergen
Marja Losier *

* Marja was promoted Sho Dan by Sensei A.J. Advincula and Sensei Norm on Nov. 20, 2003 at Hope Yama Dojo.

2004

Jackie Gartner
Greg McConnell

2005

Mike Barker
Sharon Hawrys
Matthew Banning (Junior Sho Dan)
Jani Losier
Daniel Arrowsmith (Junior Sho Dan)
Craig Hawrys (Junior Sho Dan)

2006

Warren Hawrys

2007

Kevin Falkenberg
Dani Moffoot (Junior Sho Dan)
Rebecca Arrowsmith (Junior Sho Dan)

2008

Rick Burleigh
Amanda Banning (Junior Sho Dan)
Russell Stickle
Nicholas Demoskoff (Junior Sho Dan)
Edward Ryder
 


Footnotes

1. Norm. "Re: Hope Yama Dojo website". Yahoo! Groups Isshin kai Karate message board. Thu, Apr 10, 2003.

2. Norm. "Re: Hope Yama Dojo website". Yahoo! Groups Isshin kai Karate message board. Thu, Apr 10, 2003, and, Losier, Norm. "Site news"; Email to Yvonne Demoskoff. 14 Apr 2003.
 


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