Mark W. Swarthout


North American Beikoku Shido-kan Association

Mark and Lindsay Friday afternoon.

Bob Menders showing off the first black belt he tied on for the first time.


Bob Menders tying on Mark's black obi under the watchful eyes of Iha Sensei. Lindsay got some great pictures!


The new Shodan with Sensei Iha.

My new obi. The kanji reads Beikoku Shido-kan.


Marian Reiter Sensei and Tsumori Sensei. They taught Lindsay and I our first bo kata and the bunkai for it. Tsumori Sensei taught us many exercises practice. There was also a good question and answer session, but few of us know enough to be able to ask questions!

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