Merry Christmas to all Kawasaki Rendokan Team members and friends. I would like to wish all of you Health, Friendships, Happiness, and Wealth. See you on the mats. We had a significant 2016 at Kawasaki Rendokan. Sensei Herman became World Veterans Champion for a 2nd time at age 82. The oldest World Champion in the International Judo Federation (IJF). Sensei Frank Marrazzo becoming a yudansha at age 72 completing the entire grading. Sensei Dan Bird returning to judo after a lo
This week newspapers in Hamilton are full of articles about members of Kawasaki Rendokan Judo Academy. While Stoney Creek News posted older story about Sensei Frank, let's not forget that Hamilton Mountain News at the same time posted article written by Gord Bowes about our Sensei Herman!
Congratulations to Sensei Frank Marrazzo, who was today officially presented with his Black Belt. Frank obtained rank of Shodan after successfully participating in a Black Belt examination administrated by Judo Ontario Grading Board on December 10 2016. Frank who is 72 years old, is the oldest member of Kawasaki Rendokan Judo Academy who received rank of Shodan.
Frank spent last 6 months practicing 4 times a week in preparation for the grading. He participated in the weekend