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 The instructors at the Kuroinukan/ Duluth Judo Club:

From left to right:

Tadanori (Tad) Ukai, "British  Branch Manager," Dojo Shodan (1st degree black belt), Judo brown belt

Randy Hanson, Assistant Instructor, AJJF Nidan (2nd degree black belt)

Sohn Wehseler, Co-Sensei, AJJF Yodan (4th degree black belt), Judo brown belt

Lea Bourn, Assistant Instructor, AJJF Nidan (2nd degree black belt), Judo brown belt

Ward Melenich, Co-Sensei, AJJF Godan (5th degree black belt), Judo USJI Shodan

Dojo Black Belts:

 

 

John Vorderbruggen was awarded a dojo Shodan (1st degree)

for his many years of dedication and unbelievable pain tolerance.

 

 

 

     

 

Tad Ukai was awarded a dojo Shodan (1st degree).

He would have certainly been a AJJF Shodan if

INS could make any sense out of their own rules and regulations.

 

 

 

Craig LaTour, Assistant Instructor, Nidan (2nd degree black belt)

Curt Fernandez, Assistant Instructor, Nidan (1st degree black belt), Judo brown belt