I want to inform you of some major promotions and advancements of several of our senior students at this year's 2012 Disciple Retreat here in Dover, NH. I congratulate the following senior Black Belts for advancement:
James Nancarrow, Yondan 4th Degree Black Belt
Carl Parker, Yondan 4th Degree Black Belt
Richard Downs, Sandan 3rd Degree Black Belt
Scott Williams, Sandan 3rd Degree Black Belt
I addition, I have given permission, with the Governing Council's approval, to provide an opportunity for Yondan 4th Degree Black Belt Russ Jones and Yondan 4th Degree Black Belt Tim House to present themselves as candidates for taking their 5th Degree Black Belt Master exam sometime late spring or early summer 2013.
As an additional note to all association black belts, I am just completing a revision of our association Core Material document and updating all ranks Core and Resource reading lists. There have been many additions. Those in current grade will not be responsible for new material for work toward their next promotion, but are advised that this material is important and should be studied at your earliest opportunity. Please work closely with your instructor or upline Master with all Core reading to ensure that you are getting the most out of your experience.
Congratulations again to our new advanced black belts!
2012 Grandmaster Rose Disciple Retreat October 12, 2012, Dover, NH. From left to right: 4th Degree Black Belt Carl Parker, 3rd Degree Black Belt Richard Downs, 4th Degree Black Belt Tim House, 3rd Degree Black Belt Scott Williams, 4th Degree Black Belt James Nancarrow, 9th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster Peter Rose, 4th Degree Black Belt Russ Jones.