Congratulations to Manuel Vargas and Patrick Cornejo on their recent promotion to blue belt!  They both have been training quite a while and have been consistently improving in that time.  Keep it up!

Recently I was back up in Rochester, NY, visiting and teaching a seminar at Nova Fitness.  Congratulations to Alex Blank and Casey Jordan on passing their brown-belt exam!  And a big congratulations to Steve Arnold on passing his black-belt exam!  I did want to call out that Steve and Casey put a lot of effort into their preparation and it showed, well done!  And yes, it really has been 11 years since Alex got his purple-belt!

So very late on this, but big congrats to Dan Settles on his promotion to brown belt back in spring!

Huge congratulations to Justin Clayton and Derek Langston on their recent promotion to black-belt!  They both started training with with me as blue-belts and have been training for about 10 years in total.  Thanks to all that showed up for the test, to help, and cheer on the guys!


Finally!  :)  A hearty congratulations to Mark Tung on his recent promotion to purple belt.  He's been focused and working on his combinations and relaxing and it shows.

Also, a belated congratulations to Nick on his promotion to blue belt.