On December 7, 2019, Canadian Naha Te Goju Karate Dojo Heads and members publicly recognized the outstanding achievements of C.N.G.K. Chief Instructor and Head Adjudicator, Hanshi Jay Purdy. The presentation acknowledged his attainment of the honoured level of Kudan (9th Degree Black Belt). Hanshi Jay Purdy has demonstrated a lifetime of dedication to the study of Goju Karate with integrity of character as an honoured leader.
The presentation was ordained and witnessed by C.N.G.K. Dojo Heads, Kyoshi Mike Robertson, Renshi Tom Cako, Renshi Barbara Lamble, Renshi Keith Harris, Sensei Blair Purdy, and Sensei Christian Graf. Additional C.N.G.K. students were in attendance at the Black Belt Grading, December 2019, in Arthur, ON.
Hanshi Jay Purdy has been studying Goju Ryu Karate for over 50 years in both Okinawa and Canada. He established the Canadian Naha Te Goju Karate organization and has seven campuses where his unique curriculum is taught. Sensei Jay provides expert instruction to his Dojo Heads and higher level instructors ensuring quality, correctness, and character are always a primary focus. He has had widespread impact and is now witnessing generations of students as instructors and dojo leaders.
Hanshi J has inspired many people over the years. Woodrow Wilson said, "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." Leading by example, Sensei J has inspired his students to think with greater vision in order to expand their ability in teaching and helping others to experience the benefits of karate and martial arts. Additionally he inspires people to live life to the fullest. Whether it is through karate and training, music, or comradarie and sharing a memory or a laugh, Sensei J has a way of inspiring people to reach higher. He will spend time helping others regardless of their rank or experience, just enjoying the process and the relationships.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.”(M.T.) Thank you Sensei Jay for your continued support and leadership with C.N.G.K.
On behalf of all Canadian Naha Te students, we would like to offer sincere gratitude and heartfelt congratulations to the much deserving Hanshi Jay Purdy on your outstanding achievements and success.