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Indonesia Karate Seminar 2018 & Dan Test


Date: February 23-25, 2018
Place: Kaliurang, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Organizer: Indonesia Branch

In the early morning of February 22, Shihan Sotodate and Sempai Kameyama arrived at Jakarta airport and were greeted by Sensei Budiman Sutanto as chairman of WKO Jakarta and also concurrently as chairman of WKO Indonesia. They were well entertained by Sensei Budiman while in Jakarta.
On February 23, Shihan Sotodate and Sempai Kameyama arrived in Yogyakarta and directly visited to Borobudur Temple, one of the wonders of the world.
On the next day, at 6:00 a.m. we went to scout camp near the mountain for first session training. Here we did kihon and idogeiko.
At 8:30 a.m., we went back to hotel for breakfast and then went for sightseeing to the area affected by the mountain disaster erupted. After having lunch and some rest, we continued the second session at hall of Hotel Taman Eden. In that afternoon we practiced all Katas and finished at 18:00 p.m.
Shihan Sotodate explained many things especially regarding some changes about Kata techniques. All members were very impressed by his patience and kindness. On the other hand, Sempai Kameyam taught color belts Kata and Kumite techniques. The members commented on him that he was very modest despite being a top-class fighter in Japan.
On February 25, we started Dan Test at 8:30 a.m. There were 21 participants including 1 from Malaysia and 1 from India, and 17 persons passed it.
After the Dan Test, we directly went to Jakarta for another event.