From our S.A branch - Jinen Karate Jitsu. - Jessica Burfords Shodan grading from December 2013. Jessica is the first female Shodan of the Jinen branch of S.K.A.
From her Teacher Kym Reid. -
Jessica had trained for many years as a child and after approximately 7 years training at Jinen Karate Jitsu she earned her Shodan. No female had graded to blackbelt before so being the first in our lineage here in SA in 42 years is a great achievement. She currently is doing judo, Goshin Sen Jutsu and JinenRyu kenjutsu and has trained in Silat and a little BJJ.