Testing students for black belt is always a pleasure. This is because you’ve had an opportunity to see their growth, in the art and as individuals. Then there are the students that literally grow up. That was the case today where one candidate started at age five and the other at age eight.
What an honor to have been a part of their lives – To hopefully have been an influence on these young men and the others who came before them. What a blessing to be able to share the arts – To have all these lifetimes intersect with mine.