On March 9, five martial arts students in DTMMS’s Ten No Kishi dojo tested for rank advancement. Each student was asked to demonstrate a full range of knowledge and technique, including basic drills, katas, and self-defense sets to a judging panel of four – and each student showed significant gains from the time and commitment they had devoted to their training. Our Soke, Harley SwiftDeer Reagan, presided in the assessment process, aided by two black belts and a brown belt.
Congratulations to all five students for their dedication and perseverance: Dakotah, promoted to yellow belt; Annetta, Love, and Galiel to orange belt; and Jon to blue belt (advancing two belt ranks in one test due the length and excellence of his training). We all gain from their investment.