On September 15th, the Okinawa Prefectural Police Academy in Ishikawa City held the first dan grading test for this year. It was held under the supervision of the Okinawa Prefecture Karate Federation.
 Training at the academy is directed by Uechi-ryū Kenyūkai Higa Susumu.
 All 34 short-term students (including 10 women) succeed in their test and were awarded the Shodan or 1st degree black belt. The test for long-term students (other than university graduate) is scheduled for November.
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