Some fun pictures of Sensei Rob Hunt testing for his Brown Belt in Kyu Shin Ryu at Utah State University in the early 90s on hardwood floors. It is a common practice to spar (or fight) in a belt test. Other people pictured are Master Gary Conors (Judging), Sam Chavez (Rob’s Opponent), Ladona Conors in the background.
Yes here at TDF in Cache Valley the home of Logan Utah, we also believe in giving our students the option to gain a hands on experience with sparring. Our instructors have also done the same and continue to do on a regular basis. This is a great way to prepare yourself (in a controlled environment) just in case real life hands you a situation where you may need to defend yourself.