Monday, October 12, 2009

Arakawa Sensei Takes a Silver at the All-Japan Masters!

Saitama Masters Team 2009 - Arakawa Sensei is in the back row far right, and Masuda Sensei from the other dojo in Sugito, SKIF Zenshinkan, is seated far left.
(All photos from Sensei's blog.)

From September 19 to 21, the annual JKF All-Japan Sport's Masters Championships took place in Shizuoka Prefecture at the Shizuoka Prefectural Budo-kan Arena. In the Individual Men's Kumite age 40-44 division, Arakawa Sensei took the Silver Medal! This is the event he won last year. Congratulations to Sensei for still a great result!

A bruise he received during the event. He still said he would try again next year! There were 5 rounds to the final, and the pictures below I believe are rounds 2 to 5, with Sensei wearing a red belt for each one.

Sensei's final opponent was 187cm tall, 6'2'', so about 1/2 a foot taller!

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