Student of the Month

Dec 2012 – Misaki Natsuya

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Misaki Natsuya

Misaki Natsuya is from Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. For those that know Japanese history, this is where Admiral Matthew Perry landed and ordered the nation to open its door to the West. Misaki has a Shodan in Kendo. She studied with Shizuko Onodera Sensei for three years at the Ikuta High School Kendo Club. Misaki wanted to […]

Student of the Month

Nov 2012 – Rod Boland

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Rod Boland

Rod Boland became interested in karate while watching his son Allen training in Parrsboro with his high school friends. Years ago he earned a green belt in judo so karate was an opportunity to resume his interest in martial arts. Rod also started training at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy after his shifts at the Amherst hospital. […]

Student of the Month

Oct 2012 – Gail Gouchie

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Gail Gouchie

Gail Gouchie first joined the Amherst Dojo as a parent in January 2000 when her son Jonathan joined the club. By April 2001 she got tired of watching and joined in herself. Gail came to every class with a smile on her face and worked very hard. In April 2005 she was promoted to Shodan. In July 2007 she […]