The Second (2nd) Karate Promotional Examination was held last July 28, 2018 at the ACTION Chikara Project Studio, Olongapo City. Thirty one (31) children from different partner residential care facilities and communities have attended the activity, together with their respective staff and guardians. Mr. Hajime Yokota, the Founder and Executive Director of ACTION, Inc., and also a Black Belt karateka or karate practitioner, facilitated the promotion. He was assisted by the Karate Instructor, Senpai Jim Edison Rabaca.
After the activity, all 31 children were promoted: twenty five (25) were promoted to White Kyu while six (6) White belters were promoted to Orange Kyu. Those who were promoted to White Kyu will also receive free karate uniforms from ACTION as a reward for their hard work and perseverance in the training.
The children were from the following centers and communities: People’s Recovery Empowerment and Development Assistance (PREDA) Foundation Home for Boys and Home for Girls, Social Development Center and Center for Youth of City of Olongapo, Jireh Children’s Home, Inc. and Tayo ang Tinig at Gabay, Inc.
Kudos to the karatekas! Osu!
Evangeline Grace J. Balais