Jim Ledgerwood of the Moncton IKD – St. Pat’s is the July Student of the Month.

Jim is originally from Cambridge, Ontario and started his karate training at the Edmunston club in 1989.

For nearly 30 years, on and off, Jim has been involved in the martial arts. He has also training in Uechi Ryu karate another style that was developed in Okinawa, Japan.

Jim focuses on clearing his thoughts and emptying his mind in his karate training.

“I utilize the fact that I’m actively meditating when I’m in class,” he said.

Jim is a nightclub musician. He feels confident that he will be safe while he is performing around intoxicated patrons. Hopefully, you will never have to use your training at work.

Jim is hoping to be ready to test with Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai in Dec.

“I’m just going to keep going to class when I can and hopefully I’ll make it to Nidan this fall,” Jim said.

Congratulations, Jim and good luck with your test.

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