Akashi Shotokan would like to congratulate Karen Cruise and Jack Simpson for Being Awarded Students of the Year for 2013, and also to Taylor Issac who was Awarded Student of the Month for December. All have shown great improvement, loyalty, and dedication. The Club would also like to thank many of its Senior grades for their hard work, in particular Mehrdad Kanani ( assistant instructor) , Ian Gallagher for his help with refereeing at the JKS Nationals , the club Committee, and to Scott Haxby for providing the Club with : Banners, Tracksuits, Trophies , and Medals. Lastly , I would like to thank all Akashi members who support me on a regular basis, we have a fantastic club, here’s to 2014! Osu!