Samantha promoted to black belt

Class Photo October 2018, Samantha promoted to shodan

Congratulations to Samantha on passing her black belt test and being promoted to shodan, first degree black belt! Well deserved!

Samantha receives her black belt
Samantha with the professors
Samantha with Prof. Tony Janovich

Samantha tests for black belt

samantha throws an arm whip

Samantha had her black belt test for the rank of shodan. During this hour-long test, she was required to do all techniques she’s been tested on up to this point, as well as an entirely new board of advanced black belt techniques. Subsequently, three attackers repeatedly went after her until told to stop and she had to defend herself.

Her test was graded by Profs. Tony Janovich, Janice Okamoto, Clive Guth, and George Arrington.

jumping into an arm bar
Grading instructors, Profs. Clive Guth, Tony Janovich, George Arrington, and Janice Okamoto
drop down throw

August 14th, 2018 Promotions

Kevin Sadeghian is promoted to nidan (2nd degree black belt), and Kira is promoted to ikkyu (1st degree brown belt)
Kevin Sadeghian is promoted to nidan (2nd degree black belt), and Kira is promoted to ikkyu (1st degree brown belt)

Congratulations to Kevin Sadeghian, who received his nidan, second degree black belt, and Kira, who received her ikkyu, 1st degree brown belt, last night. Well deserved!

Kevin Sadeghian receives his nidan diploma from Prof. George Arrington
Kevin Sadeghian receives his nidan diploma from Prof. George Arrington
Prof. Tony Janovich with promotees Kevin Sadeghian and Kira
Prof. Tony Janovich with promotees Kevin Sadeghian and Kira
Prof. George Arrington with promotees Kevin and Kira
Prof. George Arrington with promotees Kevin and Kira
Prof. Clive Guth with promotees Kevin and Kira
Prof. Clive Guth with promotees Kevin and Kira
Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr. with promotees Kevin and Kira
Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr. with promotees Kevin and Kira
Sensei Karl Mueller with promotees Kevin and Kira
Sensei Karl Mueller with promotees Kevin and Kira