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January 31, 2011

Kagamibiraki at Ki Society H.Q.

Ki Society H.Q., of which I am a president, held the “Ki Society H.Q. Kagamibiraki” on 9th January 2011 (Sunday) at Ki Society H.Q.(Sohonbu).

Kagamibiraki is the most important event held at Ki Society H.Q. and many instructors gathered from all over Japan.

In the early morning, with temperatures at four degrees below zero, we have purified both our mind and body in the cold water basing training (Senshin no Gyo). Kagamibiraki (Opening of the new big Sake bottle) was held and the Sake and Zouni (rice cakes boiled in vegetable soup) were served thereafter.

And then, Syugyo Tassei Kigan Shiki (The ceremony praying for success in our training)” was held, I offered a prayer wishing the whole members of Ki Society in the world the successful achievement and safety of their training through the year.

I took charge of teaching in the first training just after the above ceremony.

The activities of Ki Society H.Q. has begun officially subsequent to the completion of Kagamibiraki.

Thank you very much.

The following is the members who were promoted by the year’s recommendation.

Nanadan (7th dan)
Mr. Tetsuro Sugawara (Kanagawa Branch)
Mr. Eric Nonaka (Hawaii Ki Federation / USA)

Rokudan (6th dan)
Mr. Ichiro Kato (Taishinkan dojo / Aichi)
Mr. Terry Copperman (Oregon Ki Society / USA)
Ms. Olive Silva (Hawaii Ki Federation / USA)

Godan (5th dan)
Mr. Takahiro Kawahara (Kakegawa class / Shizuoka)
Mr. Kenichiro Kamimura (Taishinkan dojo / Aichi)
Mr. Yasushi Shiota (Koshinkan dojo / Osaka)
Mr. Robert Edward Jones (Oregon Ki Society / USA)
Mr. Jonathan Irving Maxson (Oregon Ki Society / USA)
Mr. Robert Lightbourn (Hawaii Ki Federation / USA)
Mr. Christopher Barense (Hawaii Ki Federation / USA)
Mr. Jeff Baldwin (Hawaii Ki Federation / USA)

Yondan (4th dan)
Mr. Naohisa Shintani (Uozu class / Toyama)
Mr. Kazuhiro Murakami (Soshinkan dojo / Hyogo)
Mr. Hiroshi Ogawa (Ujo class / Okayama)
Mr. Naoaki Hoshino (Edogawa class / Tokyo)
Mr. Tetsuya Abe (Shinshinkan dojo / Saitama)
Mr. Takahiro Hashiguchi (Mihara class / Hiroshima)
Mr. Masayuki Tamao (Yushinkan dojo / Osaka)
Mr. Shugo Tanaka (Yushinkan dojo / Osaka)
Mr. Hideo Shindo (Asao class / Kanagawa)
Mr. Steven Wolf (Eastern Ki Fedartion / USA)
Mr. Mel Dean Smith (Midland Ki Federation / USA)
Mr. Craig Krohn (Midland Ki Federation / USA)
Mr. Mort Melman (Midland Ki Federation / USA)
Ms. Sally Worcester (Hawaii Ki Federation / USA)
Ms. Joelle Perz (Hawaii Ki Federation / USA)
Mr. Roy T. Uyehara (Hawaii Ki Federation / USA)
Mr. David English (Calgary Ki Society / Canada)
Mr. Mark Stephen Hutchinson (Oregon Ki Society / USA)
Mr. Erik Gorka (Oregon Ki Society / USA)
Mr. Scott Andrew MacHaffie (Oregon Ki Society / USA)
Mr. Horacio Jorge Pazos (Ki Society Argentina / Argentina)
Mr. Diego Javier Pazos (Ki Society Argentina / Argentina)

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