On May 18th a Dan test promotional was held at the fabulous dojo of Bob Bethoney sensei in Hanson Mass. The dojo was packed with candidates and their families.
Len Testa sensei pictured here
Owner and Chief Instructor of the Brockton Uechi-Ryu Karate Academy(BUKA)_ a most beautiful, enlarged dojo in a very nice and safe part of Brockton_ was tested for the rank of Kyoshi Nanadan and passed with flying colors. Len Testa is a student of Bob Bethoney who is affiliated with Soke.
I am happy to say that I also cross trained him specifically in body mechanics for power generation, and he indeed made me proud with his snapping, cracking performance of Seisan and Sanseiryu.
All of us as students have individual ways of executing Uechi movements,and in Lenny's case_ his performance, coupled with his extreme conditioning_ reminded me of a 'raging bull' on the floor.
Congratulations Lenny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMg_v6iUHk8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5txiD1gVUiE
This is the highly successful Buka Dojo with wall to wall students and convenient classes for all.
Brockton Uechi-ryu Karate Academy Inc
55 Oak Street Extension (N. Pearl and Oak Street Extension)
Brockton, MA 02301
Membership Dept. / 508-631-6687
Dojo / 508-583-2122
Serving All of Brockton, Stoughton-East and South,
South Easton, Easton and North Easton, Canton-East , Randolph-West,
West Bridgewater, Bridgewater-West, Raynham, Taunton, Avon.
located on Route 27, just off of Route 24, in West Brockton.