Congratulations to Mike Maguire, Aaron McDaniel, Sayed Hussein, Keith Knox, Jim Platte, and Vince Shiau for their recent rank advancement!
Third Degree Black Belt
Second Degree Black Belt
Jon Paul Morris, Zack Moxley, Dave Schrier, Marcelo Cortez, Jacob Nordman
First Degree Black Belt
Brandon Bielhy, Cory Huyssoon, Brian Nance, Natalie Nance, Kevin Naylor, Ron Kijewski, Seth Kijewski, Jimmy Kay, Mindy Larmore, Rene Sepulveda, Alex Braga, Robert Lyons, Carlos Porrata, Mohsen Nikpour, Justin Chiang
First Degree Brown Belt
Andrew Pedry, Sharla Akhlaghi, Sylvia Blume, Steve Cross, Don Gross, Jonathan Lynch, Micah Pharris, Jennifer White, Mike Maguire
Second Degree Brown Belt
Anna Tecson, Maria Callaghan, Cris Del Rosario, Jennifer Deskins, Luca Leonti, Aaron McDaniel
Third Degree Brown Belt
Badri Munipalla, Rob Kotenko, Colt Nichols, Ruth Froehlich, Jessica McDaniel, Rob Lockard, William Morales, Stephen Nolan, Ann Marie Phillips, Jason Rodriguez, Christine Schiffner, Joe Sidari, Daniel Stanto, Jason Zelek
Scott Bartos, Kris Benner, James Dotson, David Dupuis, Maureen Hinman, Michael Rio, Vishal Shah, Tim Wallace
Brenda Aspillaga, Jenny Foglesong, Sayed Hussein, Keith Knox, Holly Maso, Jim Platte, Vince Shiau, Dan Wong
Trefor Evans, Ralph Palmer, Julia Vaughn, Ales Asl, Sol Carrero, Mark Chu, Ryan Dale , Noelle Greata, Vishal Iyer, Chad Ohlandt, David Robinson, Mia Steinberg
A student gets a black belt when they are ready, and not before. This usually takes a minimum of 3 years. With the defining moments which mark our progress in life, it is the journey that holds the real value more than the destination.
Getting a black belt in our system requires knowledge, experience and skill that can only be acquired by years of practice.
There are no shortcuts.