The Homage 2007 brought together students and teachers from four different states to train for five intense days. Training at Koyama this year included never-before-seen elbow counters, sparring, rank testing, and a delicious buffet during the awards banquet.
For those of you who missed it, the following awards were given:
|Ninja Dad:||Shawn Sirgo|
|Ninja Mom:||Lynn Howe|
|Excellence Award:||Derek Egidio|
|Student Leadership:||Sarah Oyston|
|Black Sash Leadership:||Pawel Szatkowski|
|Jovial Award:||Beth Bennett|
|Perseverence Award:||Bonnie Specht|
|Golden Child Award:||Dan Ford|
|Koyama Award:||Jay Green|
|Style Champion:||Chris Greene|
|Nobility of the Year:||Jeff Green|
|Camper of the Year:||Seth Sirgo|
|Instructor of the Year:||Therese Clarke|
|Black Sash of the Year:||Zach Bennett|
There was also a new aspect of camp this year. Team awards were implemented to encourage teamwork and togetherness. Those awards were given to the following groups:
|Team Unity:||Spencer White|
|Team Efficiency:||James Denson|
|Team Excellence:||David Howe|
Congratulations to you all! Keep up the good work. For those who did not receive an award this year, keep trying.
In addition to awards being given, there were several people who moved up in rank due to their hard work, good technique, and skill. The following ranks were awarded during the Homage this year:
As you can tell, camp was very successful. Everyone trained hard and made the most out of the five days spent at Koyama. We look forward to see everyone again at the Gathering happening July 12 - July 20!