On the weekend of July 17, 2015, a team of Purple Dragon Canadian Headquarters members participated in two days of action packed competition at Purple Dragon World Karate Championships. The competition was a part of the 45th Anniversary Celebration of Mother Purple Dragon held at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain Trinidad.
BLACK BELT GRADING #138 – July 24-26, 2015
This July we had six members represent Canadian Headquarters in the three day Black Belt Grading held at Purple Dragon World Headquarters in Trinidad.
We are proud to announce our 3 newest Senpai’s and 3 newest Black Belts that earned their ranks with honors for their dedication, hard work and perseverance!
Ashley Kumar – 3rd Degree Black Belt –3 Purple Stars-Senpai
Roman Kuittinen Dhaoui – 3rd Degree Black Belt –3 Purple Stars-Senpai
Monette Kuittinen Dhaoui – 3rd Degree Black Belt –3 Purple Stars-Senpai Title (Youngest Senpai in Purple Dragon at the age of 15)
Krista Constantineau – 2nd Degree Black Belt
Vencent Unlayao – 1st Degree Black Belt – 3 Purple Stars
Michelle Lee – 1st Degree Jet Black Belt
The Purple Star is the most prestigious of the merit awards in the Don Jitsu Ryu System, considered the elite level. This star is given only for sustained performance at a superior level in all tested disciplines during the Black belt exams – kata’s, fighting, weapons, self-defense, team work, leadership and decision making.