On September 14, Amanda tested successfully for her yellow belt in DTMMS’s Ten No Kishi dojo. Congratulations on your diligence, effort, and achievement!
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.
Two more students received their promotion to yellow belt at the Ten No Kishi class on Wednesday 9/29.
Chip Lambert and his son Gavin demonstrated their determination to progress at their belt test. Congratulations to both of you!
Ten No Kishi holds classes at the DTMMS Center in Scottsdale Monday through Thursday evenings. The Sweet Medicine SunDance Path gateway process of self-growth and development includes the development of physical mastery – and martial arts is an excellent discipline to support that.
Congratulations to our 3 new yellow belts: Annetta Luce, Gaeliel Apostolou, and Love A.
All 3 earned their promotion to yellow belt at Wednesday evening’s class, where they demonstrated their development of the striking, blocking and kicking basics, as well as several katas.
Any time a student tests, they demonstrate their willingness to see their level of skill and to continue learning. We honor this in our new group of yellow belts.