What a year! 2015 went by so quick. One minute it was here and next minute it was gone. The year passed in a flash! As we say goodbye to 2015, it is going to go down as one of our most successful years to date as a team and one of our more successful years for CTA here in Arizona. On the mats in the gym and on the mats in competition! This year has shown tremendous growth. We have all grown as a team and as individuals. We have seen more promotions and more gold medals this year than any other year. What this tell us is that the work we are all putting forth towards the successes we are experiencing is resulting more and more dedicated students to the art and to the team.
Of all the gold medals and team trophies we attained this year, none of it matters more to me than the growth of my students. Their growth as Jiu-Jitsu practitioners and individuals. That is what makes belt promotion days so special to me. Our end of the year promotions are not one of the biggest, it for sure is one of the most special ones of the year. Not that any other one is less important or special, this year, 2015’s December promotion has a special day in my heart. This year I had the honor to promote a group of very special and very dedicated students very close to me.
This belt promotion, I had the honor to promote the following individuals…
Jeremy Dolan: I promoted Jeremy to Purple Belt! As with most of my students, Jeremy came to me from another academy out of state. We were the first […]