Last Saturday November 21, we had the annual California Holiday banquet and awards night.
Special Awards for appreciation went to:
- Kris Maxwell
- Mark Martinez
- Jose Martinez
- Susan Nakamura
- Daryoush Shahidzadeh
Best Instructor 2015 is Kevin Suzuki.
Best Dojo is Santa Ana dojo.
Junior Class is awarded to Juan Moreno Instructor.
And Best Contestant is Brian Hilliard.
Many Black Belt ranks were awarded in Kobudo, Batto, and Karate. And Frank Almeida was inducted into the Genbu-Kai Hall of Fame.
Finally, Sensei Demura received commendation certificates for his 50th Anniversary from 3 entities: the City of Santa Ana, the County of Orange, and the State of California.