Sensei Promoted to Godan, 5th Degree Black Belt

Bushido Kenkyukai’s Head Instructor Gallegos Sensei was promoted to 5th degree Black belt on October 12, 2013.  The promotion was at the 1st annual Jim Hawkes Memorial Tournament held at the Pyramid hotel in Albuquerque.  Mrs. Sue Hawkes, 7th dan, promoted Gallegos Sensei in the middle of the tournament in front of competitors, visitors, peers, friends, and Sempais & Kohais from Jim Hawkes Karate.

Gallegos Sensei has been training in karate for 27 years and is a long time student (25 years) of the late Master James H. Hawkes.  “Training never ends.  There is so much to learn.” Gallegos Sensei stated.