Julian Sanchez Advances At Genbu-Kai

Genbu-Kai Karate in Wellington recently announced the advancement of one of its adult students to the rank of Ni-Dan (second degree black belt) in the art of Batto-Do. Julian Sanchez traveled to California in February 2020 to test for this level, also competing and placing during the annual championships. Batto-Do is the Japanese art of drawing and cutting with the Japanese katana. Shown (L-R) are: Eugene Ryzhikov, Gordon Webber, Julian Sanchez, Sensei Keith Moore, Suzanne Riddle and Michael Riddle.