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

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.


A rather belated congratulations to Darrin Bartolotta on his promotion to brown belt!  I was up in Rochester to teach a seminar a couple of months ago and Darrin was forced decided to test.  The most grueling hour or so of his life perhaps?  Perhaps, but he did well!

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.

I'm pleased and proud to announce two new Black Belts!  Kevin Wu and Bryan Rowlands traveled down from Rochester and endured several hours of examination, acquitting themselves most impressively.  Thanks to Jason, Derek, Justin, James, and Mark for your assistance in putting them through the wringer!

Also, congratulations to Derek Langston and Justin Clayton on their promotions to brown belt.  Well done!