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November 2013 - Jolene Robitza

Name: Jolene Robitza

Jolene Robitza, is Sensei Robitza's wife. She holds the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt and assists at the MTA dojo by preparing the beginners for their yellow belt test. She is very adept at breaking down the techniques so the beginners can understand.

On June 21, 2012, she finally took her Shodan test and received the rank from Shihan David Pyke.

Over the years, Sempai Jolene has trained with Shihans Frank Woon-A-Tai, Maureen Woon-A-Tai, Josef Woon- A-Tai and David Pyke of the IKD. Previously to the formation of the IKD, she also trained with Master Okazaki, Yaguchi, Koyama and Hiro Okazaki.

In 2013, she served as a scorekeeper at the 2013 IKD Canada Cup.

Sempai Jolene is preparing to test for Nidan in the spring of 2014. Over the last few weeks, she has been putting a great deal of effort into learning new katas and improving her skills. She has gathered a great deal of Sensei Norm Robitza's kata books and has been reading them.

During the weekend of the Maritime IKD Fall Clinic, she will be taking the IKD Assistant Instructors course