Ezekiel Bradley Promoted to Purple Belt

Ezekiel Bradley of the Kailua-Kona Dojo was promoted to purple belt on April 4, 2024 by Roland Yamamoto Sensei.  Julius Shiroma Hanshi was in attendance as the senior instructor for the Kona, Hawaii dojos.

Region 2, Captain Cook Dojo Promotion:

On 3-27-24, 14 year old Kaohu Deniz was promoted to Purple Belt Hachikyu by Sensei Jenna Shiroma, as the rest of the Dojo members look on.  Her 11 year old brother Laeloa Deniz is the purple belt, far right in the photo. 

Jacob Badertscher Promoted to Brown Belt

Jacob Badertscher of the Dime Box, Texas Dojo received his brown belt on February 29, 2024 from Julian Shiroma Hanshi.  The Kailua-Kona Dojo was honored to be a part of his promotion, and to train with Jacob on the 29th and March 5th.

Happy New Year from Kailua-Kona Dojo

The Kailua-Kona Dojo sends our holiday greetings to Shihan, Hamakawa Hanshi, every Sensei, and all of the Karate-Ka and their families in the International Karate League!  Happy New Year, Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

Kailua-Kona Promotions

On December 7, 2023, Kai Swindler was promoted to green belt and received his certificate a few days later from Roland Yamamoto Sensei of the Kailua-Kona Dojo. On December 12, 2023, Troy Kawamura was promoted to green belt by Roland Yamamoto Sensei of the Kailua-Kona...

Kailua-Kona dojo promotions

On September 14, 2023, Torin Okamoto was promoted to purple belt by Roland Yamamoto Sensei. On December 5, 2023, Brooklyn Manasas was promoted to green belt by Roland Yamamoto Sensei of the Kailua-Kona Dojo.

Aloha Cup Karate Tournament

On November 25, 2023, two IKL Karate-Ka participated in the Aloha Cup Karate Tournament.  It was hosted by the World Karate Academy in Waimea, Hawaii.In the 9-10 year old division, Troy Kawamura took 3rd in kata and 1st in kumite, while Kai Swindler won 2nd in kata...