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!

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.


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

Congrats to Kurt Volkan on his promotion over the summer!  Yeah, this is really late...  He's got a nice game from his guard with good combinations, plus some some interesting side escape/sweeps that work well for him.