New-ish purple belt!
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.
New brown 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!
New purple belt!
Congrats to Mike Grauer on his recent promotion to purple belt! Mike has been working on relaxing and putting those combo's together and it shows.
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!
New blue belt!
Congratulations to Kristina on her recent promotion to blue belt! She has been working hard on getting here and it's paid off! And I was remiss in not pointing out Justin's promotion late last year, so congrats to him as well :)
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