“Budo on the Bluff” was held in Birmingham, Alabama on August 21-23. Van Bushnell, USA Martial Arts Federation - Southeast Regional Director, hosted this event which was instructed by Master Roger Jarrett. Students enjoyed an educational, fun filled weekend with karate/taekwondo on Friday & Saturday AM, aikido & iaido on Saturday PM and judo/jujitsu on Sunday.
During the seminar, Master Jarrett and Sensei Bushnell were very pleased and proud to promote Jeff Reach (Dojo Cho – FL) to 5th Dan, Chong Shin Kwan. Craig Warren and Rachel Washington were also being presented 1st Dan certificates resulting from earlier testing. An Iaido test held during the seminar resulted in 2nd Dan promotions for Robert Blackston, Tim Morgan (Dojo Cho – North Shelby, AL) & Jeff Reach.
October’s “Budo in Alpharetta” seminar was held at John Farris’ dojo in Alpharetta, GA. Master Jarrett instructed on Friday & Saturday and was pleased to have his wife Linda travel South with him. Master Jarrett’s instruction is always inspirational for those in attendance. During the seminar Master Jarrett presented Connor Kobus with his 1st Dan Chong Shin Kwan certificate. Sensei Kobus’ test was conducted at USAMAF Southeast Regional Headquarters earlier in the year.