May 13, 2008 update: Soliday Brown Belt Michael Sanders promoted to 1st KYU!
Michael Sanders, Soliday Brown Belt, was presented tonight with his certificate of promotion to the rank of 1st KYU. Mr. Sanders completed his testing requirements previously on April 29, 2008 – and was awarded his certificate after class tonight where he assisted in leading the underbelt ranks through their exercises and movements. Mr. Sanders originally started his Japanese Goju Ryu instruction under Mr. Scott Collins, 7th DAN, in Sand Springs until he was a Green Belt at which point he continued his instruction with Mr. Soliday. On hand for the presentation of Mr. Sanders’ certificate by Mr. Soliday were Soliday black belt and instructor Mr. Teddy Soliday, 3rd DAN, and Ms. Katie Carr, 1st DAN.
May 4, 2008 update: Katie Carr, 1st DAN – 2007 competition highlight video