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KALI APPRENTICE INSTRUCTOR LEVEL IV TEST: Gillam Grant Dojo: Dan "Tyke" Lemcke and Steve Fintel were promoted to apprentice instructor Level IV in Kali on 6/15/13.
KARATE KYU BELT TESTING: Gillam Grant Dojo: Students were promoted to green belt, orange belt and yellow belt on 6/22/13.
IAIDO BLACK BELT TEST: Gillam Grant Dojo: Frank Jergler and Neil Farukhi were promoted to Black Belt in Iaido on 6/1/13.
KARATE BLACK BELT TESTING: Gillam Grant Dojo: Three were promoted to Roku-Dan, two were promoted to Go-Dan, two were promoted to Ni-Dan and four were promoted to Sho-Dan (Sempai) 5/18/13.
Roku-Dans (L to R): Frank Jergler, Valerie Kuykendall, and Tom Story
Go-Dans (L to R): Juliann Nelson and Rob Jacob
Ni-Dans (L to R): Tracey Graney and Norma Demmer
Sho-Dans (L to R): Ben Chaback, Taylor Keller, Margaret Graney and Ethan Schram
KARATE (Kyu Belts): Gillam Grant Dojo: Six Students were promoted to blue belt, four were promoted to purple belt, one was promoted to brown belt, three were promoted to orange belt and eight were promoted to yellow belt on 5/18/13.
IAIDO: Gillam Grant Dojo: Brian Fallon was promoted to green belt in Iaido on 4/14/13.
IAIDO: Gillam Grant Dojo: Three students were promoted to yellow belt and one to orange belt in Iaido on 2/23/13.
KALI: GILLAM GRANT DOJO: Three students were promoted to Level I in Kali on 2/23/13.
JKD: Gillam Grant DOJO: Ken Jackson was promoted to Black
Sash on 2/16/13, Steve Fintel was promoted to Green II and four were promoted to white sash.
JKD: CJ DOJO: JIM KUNKEL WAS PROMOTED TO GREEN SASH LEVEL III ON 1/23/13.
NOVEMBER 3, 2012 BLACK BELT KARATE PROMOTIONS AT GILLAM GRANT DOJO: SENSEI RICK HAWLEY WAS PROMOTED TO 7TH DAN; SENSEI DAVE RIEDEL AND SENSEI JIM SUTER WERE PROMOTED TO 6TH DAN, SENSEI CYNTHIA SMITH AND SENSEI MELISSA SUTER WERE PROMOTED TO 5TH DAN, SENSEI STEVE FINTEL AND SENSEI DEBBIE LAMAY WERE PROMOTED TO 4TH DAN, SENSEI TERESA ALLOCCO WAS PROMOTED TO 3RD DAN, SENSEI MIKE LOMBINO WAS PROMOTED TO 2ND DAN, SENSEI KURT PRISTER AND SENSEI WILLAIM FINTEL WERE PROMOTED TO 1ST DAN. TAYLOR KELLER, BEN CHABACK AND MARGARET GRANEY WERE PROMOTED TO PURPLE BELT.
SENSEI(S): JIM SUTER, DAVE RIEDEL MELISSA SUTER AND CYNTHIA SMITH
SENSEI(S):DEBBIE LAMAY, STEVE FINTEL,TERESA ALLOCCO, MIKE LOMBINO, KURT PRISTER AND WILLIAM FINTEL
PURPLE BELTS: TAYLOR KELLER, MARGARET GRANEY AND BEN CHABACK
JUNE, 2012: GURO/SIFU SHIHAN CYNDY JONES PROMOTED TO SENIOR INSTRUCTOR IN BOTH THE FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS (KALI) AND JUN FAN/JEET KUNE DO BY SIFU KEVIN SEAMAN AT HIS JUNE SEMINAR IN BERGEN, NY.
GURO(S): DAVE RIEDEL, CYNDY JONES, KEVIN SEAMAN, JERRY CIRIELLO AND JIM KUNKEL AT SEMINAR.
THE KALI GROUP AT GURO SEAMAN'S SEMINAR.
SIFU(S): DAVE RIEDEL, CYNDY JONES, KEVIN SEAMAN, AND JERRY CIRIELLO AT SEMINAR.
THE JKD GROUP AT SIFU SEAMAN'S SEMINAR.
KARATE PROMOTIONS: WHEATLAND CHILI DOJO JUNE, 2012: STUDENTS WERE PROMOTED TO YELLOW BELT
KARATE PROMOTIONS: KODAK DOJO JUNE, 2012: JIM PAMPER AND JIM BOYD WERE PROMOTED TO ORANGE BELT AND DENNIS SIETMANN WAS PROMOTED TO YELLOW BELT.
BLACK BELT KARATE TEST AT GILLAM GRANT DOJO: STUDENTS WERE PROMOTED TO SAN-DAN, NI-DAN, SHO-DAN, PURPLE BELT, BROWN BELT AND BLUE BELT ON MAY 12, 2012.
SAN-DANS: SENSEI DAN ADAMS, MIKE STAROWITZ AND ALAN UTHMAN; NI-DANS: SENSEI DAVE BISHOP, TERRIE LEVY, ANN PECK, MARY PLATEK AND SEMPAI WALLY PECK; SHO-DAN: SENSEI WENDY BUCKLAND
PURPLE BELTS: SEMPAI (TOP) KURT PRISTER AND (LOWER) SEMPAI WILLIAM FINTEL AND ETHAN SCHRAM
BROWN AND BLUE BELTS.
KYU BELT KARATE TESTS: GILLAM GRANT DOJO: MAY-JUNE, 2012: STUDENTS WERE PROMOTED TO GREEN, ORANGE AND YELLOW BELT. NOTE: NOT PICTURED-JACOB BUCKLAND PROMOTED TO GREEN BELT AND MICHAEL MERRY PROMOTED TO ORANGE BELT.
KARATE: GENESEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: MAY, 2012: STUDENTS WERE PROMOTED TO YELLOW BELT .
JKD: SPRING 2012, DON HAMMEN (TOP) WAS PROMOTED TO BROWN SASH LEVEL II; (MIDDLE) MARK CARDONA WAS PROMOTED TO WHITE SASH AND (LOWER) WILLIE STEWART WAS PROMOTED TO WHITE SASH.
JKD: CJ DOJO: JIM KUNKEL (L) WAS PROMOTED TO GREEN SASH LEVEL II, AARON BUCKLAND (C) WAS PROMOTED TO GOLD SASH AND MIKE COLUCCI (R) WAS PROMOTED TO GREEN SASH ON 3/14/12.
KARATE: GILLAM GRANT DOJO: FOUR STUDENTS WERE PROMOTED TO YELLOW BELT AND BOB BROOKS WAS PROMOTED TO ORANGE BELT ON 3/10/12.
FEBRUARY 26, 2012: SHIHAN CYNDY JONES PROMOTED TO 9TH DEGREE BLACK BELT (KU-DAN) BY MASTER KICHIRO SHIMABUKU.
The Collamer-Jones Karate Students celebrate Shihan Jones promotion. She received her ninth degree black belt Ku-Dan IWKA certificate from Master Shimabuku on her birthday, February 26, 2012. Other celebration pictures below:
KARATE: CJ DOJO: STUDENT WAS PROMOTED TO GREEN BELT ON 2/26/12.
KARATE: CARESTREAM DOJO: KATE VINCELLI WAS PROMOTED TO ORANGE BELT ON 2/28/12.
KARATE: MANITOU DOJO: JIM PAMPER WAS PROMOTED TO YELLOW BELT ON 2/16/12. HE IS THE FIRST STUDENT PROMOTED AT THIS SITE.
IAIDO: NEIL FARUKHI PROMOTED TO BROWN BELT, OTHER STUDENTS PROMOTED TO GREEN AND YELLOW BELT IN DECEMBER, 2011.
KARATE: GCC STUDENTS JOSHUA KNAUBER AND JOSHUA ECKER PROMOTED TO YELLOW BELT IN DECEMBER, 2011.
KARATE TESTS: STUDENTS PROMOTED TO ROKU-DAN & GO-DAN, SAN-DAN, AND SHO-DAN IN NOVEMBER, 2011 (PICTURES IN DESCENDING ORDER).
ROKU-DANS: SENSEI JERRY CIRIELLO & SENSEI GINA WYFFELS; GO-DAN SENSEI JIM KOUDELKA
SAN-DANS: SENSEI(S) STAN STEPHENSON, DAN BESZCZYNSKI, LYNN LA PIETRA AND ANDY LA PIETRA
SHO-DANS: SENSEI(S) CHRYSTIE RAKVICA, AARON BUCKLAND, TYKE LEMCKE, MARCELLO BALDUCCINI, AND NANCY LAURIE
KARATE TESTS: STUDENTS PROMOTED TO BLUE, GREEN, ORANGE AND YELLOW BELT IN SEPTEMBER, 2011.
IAIDO: FKA STUDENTS PROMOTED TO GREEN AND ORANGE BELT IN OCTOBER, 2011.
JKD: STUDENTS PROMOTED TO VARIOUS SASH LEVELS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, 2011.
KEN JACKSON PROMOTED TO BROWN III
JOHN GARDNER PROMOTED TO GREEN III
DAVE SMITH PROMOTED TO GREEN III
JAMES WYAND, CYNTHIA SMITH AND DAN BESZCZYNSKI PROMOTED TO BROWN I
YOUTH AND MIKE COLUCCI PROMOTED TO WHITE AND GOLD SASH
KALI: STEVE FINTEL PROMOTED TO LEVEL III IN SEPTEMBER, 2011.
KARATE: YOUTH PROMOTED TO ORANGE BELT IN JULY, 2011.
KARATE TESTS: STUDENTS PROMOTED TO YON-DAN, SAN-DAN, NI-DAN, SHO-DAN AND SEMPAI IN JUNE, 2011 (PICTURES IN DESCENDING ORDER).
KARATE TESTS: STUDENTS PROMOTED TO GREEN, ORANGE AND YELLOW BELT IN MAY AND JUNE, 2011.
IAIDO TESTS: STUDENTS PROMOTED TO SHO-DAN (BLACK), BROWN, ORANGE AND YELLOW BELT IN JANUARY AND MARCH 2011.
KARATE TESTS: STUDENTS PROMOTED TO GREEN, ORANGE AND YELLOW BELT IN JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH, 2011.
JKD TESTS: STUDENTS PROMOTED TO WHITE AND BROWN SASH IN FEBRUARY, 2011.
GILLAM GRANT DOJO OCTOBER 30, 2010: KARATE BLACK BELT TESTING.
THE HIGH DAN AND ALL DAN BLACK BELT PANELS
BLACK BELT ROKU-DAN GROUP PROMOTED
BLACK BELT GO-DAN GROUP PROMOTED
ROKU-DANS, GO-DANS, AND YON-DAN PROMOTED
BLACK BELT NI-DAN GROUP PROMOTED
BLACK BELT SHO-DAN GROUP PROMOTED
BROWN BELT GROUP PROMOTED
JKD TEST: STEVE FINTEL PROMOTED TO GOLD SASH AND KEN JACKSON TO BROWN II ON OCTOBER 14, 2010.
KALI TEST (L TO R) STEVE FINTEL, NEIL FARUKHI, AND BOB FINN PROMOTED TO LEVEL II. ALSO, BOB BROOKS TO LEVEL I TEST ON OCTOBER 9, 2010.
KARATE TEST: STUDENTS PROMOTED TO GREEN AND ORANGE BELT IN SEPTEMBER, 2010.
IAIDO TEST JOHN GARDNER AND FRANK JERGLER PROMOTED TO BROWN AND GREEN BELT, RESPECTIVELY ON JUNE 8, 2010.
GILLAM GRANT & COLLAMER-JONES DOJOS JUNE, 2010: ORANGE BELT IN IAIDO AND LEVEL III KALI TESTING.
CARESTREAM, GILLAM GRANT,GENESEE COMUNITY COLLEGE, COLLAMER-JONES & WHEATLAND CHILI DOJOS MAY-JUNE, 2010: KARATE BELT TESTING.
GILLAM GRANT DOJO MAY 22, 2010: KARATE BLACK BELT TESTING.
THE BLACK BELT PANEL
BLACK BELT NI-DAN GROUP PROMOTED
BLACK BELT SHO-DAN GROUP PROMOTED
SHO-DANS, NI-DANS AND BROWN BELTS PROMOTED
COLLAMER-JONES DOJO MAY, 2010: JKD BROWN, GREEN I, II, & III AND GOLD SASH TESTING.
GILLAM GRANT, COLLAMER-JONES DOJOS MARCH, 2010: KARATE BELT TESTING.
IAIDO TEST STEVE FINTEL, TYKE LEMCKE AND JIM BISHOP PROMOTED TO BROWN BELT, NI-DAN AND SHO-DAN, RESPECTIVELY ON MARCH 6, 2010.
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