In July 2022, Sensei Rondy Angoy was awarded the teaching grade of Shihan-Dai by Sensei Manzo Shitama, the 16th Dai Menkyo of Sosuishiryu Jujutsu.
It was my personal honor to make this recommendation, and watching my brother Rondy Angoy grow into such a wonderful man…(on and off the mat), and into a very talented martial artist has been a source of great joy.
There are no success stories, or achievements in our dojo that he hasn’t been an integral part of.
CONGRATULATIONS Sensei Angoy…and now we get back to work!
In June 2022, Sensei Benny Burgos was promoted to ShoDan (1st Degree Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate-do. Benny is also Shomokuroku, (1st Degree Black Belt in Sosuishiryu Jujutsu. Congratulations Sensei Benny!
In June 2022, Peyton, Sophia, and Emma were tested and promoted to ShoDan, (1st Degree Black Belt) in our Children’s Division. Congratulations, and job well done for our hardest working students!
In December Sensei Mario Giannini was promoted to Nimokuroku, (2nd Degree Black Belt) in Sosuishiryu Jujutsu. CONGRATULATIONS Sensei Mario!
In November, Alyssa Funke was tested and promoted to Shodan, (1st DegreeBlack Belt) in Isshinryu Karate in the Children’s Division after a physically challenging test. Alyssa is one of our most consistent, and hard working students. We are very proud of Alyysa! CONGRATULATIONS!!
In November, Anna Rose Samoleski was tested for Shomokuroku (1st Degree Black Belt) in Sosuishiryu Jujutsu in the Children’s Division. After a physically challenging test, Anna passed and was promoted, making her the FIRST Junior Black Belt from the Seibukan Dojo in Sosuishiryu Jujutsu. Anna is also a Shodan (first Degree Black Belt, in Isshinryu Karate-Do. We are very proud of Anna! CONGRATULATIONS!
In October 2021, at the WUIKA annual Gasshuku Sensei Bill Williams tested before the WUIKA Board, and was promoted to Nanadan, (7th Degree Black Belt), and Kyoshi in Isshinryu Karate-Do. Pictured with Sensei Williams are his Sensei Sensei John Ingram, Kudan, (9th Degree Black Belt), and Director of the WUIKA, and Sensei Cindy Ingram, Hachidan, (8th Degree Black Belt) and Secretary of the WUIKA.
Promotions in Sosuishiryu Jujutsu
In October 2021, Sensei Manzo Shitama, 16th Headmaster of Sosuishiryu Jujutsu made the following promotions. Sensei Bill Williams to Rokumokuroku, (6th Degree Black Belt) and Shihan, Sensei Bill Kinkel to Rokumokuroku, (6th Degree Black Belt), and Sensei Rondy Angoy to Gomokuroku, (5th Degree Black Belt).
Promotions in Isshinryu-Karate-Do
In September of 2021, Sensei James Montgomery and Sensei Raul Jennings were both promoted to Nidan in Isshinryu Karate-Do. Great work from both of our most dedicated and hard working students!
Recent Promotions and testing in Sosuishiryu Jujutsu
In April 2021 Benny Burgos was tested and promoted to Shomokuroku in SosuishiryuJujutsu, and Sensei Roberto Cambeiro was promoted to Nimokuroku in Sosuishiryu Jujutsu! Congratulations to Sensei Roberto and Sensei Benny!
In April Sensei David Persaud was promoted to NiDan in Isshinryu Karate-Do, and later to NiMokuroku in Sosuishiryu Jujutsu. Congratulations Sensei David!
In April 2021 the Seibukan Dojo celebrated its first junior Blackbelt promotion. Anna Rose Samoleski tested and was promoted to Junior Blackbelt (Shodan)) We are proud of her hard work, dedication, and most importantly the fine young lady she is on and off the mat!
In October 2019, at the WUIKA / Tokushinryu Gasshuku and Shiai, Sensei Robert Freitag was promoted to Shichidan (7th Degree Black Belt) in Isshinryu Karate-Do. Sensei Rondy Angoy and Roberto Cambeiro were both promoted to Godan (5th Degree Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate-Do. Congratulations to all of our Sensei!
On Thursday, October 24, 2019, Sensei Bill Kinkel, and Bill Williams were invited to introduce and teach Sosuishiryu Jujutsu at the 2019 World Isshinryu Karate Association WUIKA / Tokushinryu Gasshuku & Shiai. Assisting with the seminar was Sensei Robert Frietag, Rondy Angoy and Roberto Cambeiro. Thank you for the opportunity to share Sosuishiryu Jujutsu with so many dedicated and talented Martial Artists.
Visitors in January 2019
On January 25, 2019 Sensei Randy Cantonwine, and his students, Stefan Brown, and Rodney Meadows from the Rembukan Dojo in Portland, Oregon, visited the Seibukan Dojo to continue their training in Sosuishiryu Jujutsu. Sensei Gary Rohen, our longtime friend and fellow student joined us from Virginia to train
Shitama Manzo Sensei, 16th Headmaster of Sosuishi-ryu Ju-Jutsu and his son Shusaku Sensei once again, visit the New York Seibukan in April, 2018.
Thank you for a great visit!