Archive for May 2008
Today, Masuda Naoko was awarded a kuro obi (black belt.)
While this is impressive itself, she was the first member of the Narayama Judo Club to begin judo as an adult and achieve her goal. Her hard work and dedication won the respect of senseis and her fellow students of all ages.
Balancing the demands of a difficult job and a generally busy life was challenging, but after five years, Masuda-san (second left) proudly tied the stiff new obi with her name embroidered on it. Please join me in Congratulating her!