Gassho! A proud moment !!!! Joey Herro of Orange County Shorinji Kempo Branch receives his black belt. Joey’s ability to stay focused for the many years of discipline readily transfers to his work ethic outside of Shorinji Kempo. Achieving a black belt gives us a sense of accomplishment and means to live each day with confidence. Black belt students continue to develop both the physical/mental skills to be responsible members of society. “EFFORT NEVER LIES”.