Please join in congratulating Justin Damron, promoted from 3rd to 2nd kyu brown belt, and Andrey Emelianov, promoted from 5th to 4th kyu green belt. They both attained the knowledge and skills for their next rank and have been promoted.
Justin, now 15 years old is getting close to black belt. It will be awesome when he gets his black belt, as his father and his uncle have their black belts from Soshu under Shihan's supervision. I was watching one of the old videos -- his sister Alexis was testing for her next rank and Justin was there probably about 4 or 5 years old. 10 years later he is a big and strong young man.
Andrey, did very well on his testing too. As he now is green belt, hope he polishes up his skills and keeps working on his great punching technique. I see he has a special talent in his straight punches -- powerful, fast and great form.
Our next testing will be given by Saiko Shihan in September. Some of our black belts and brown belts will test. We keep working hard to sharpen our skills.