We had a great turnout from Maharlika Martial Arts this year! Guro Lem, and Kapatids Joe and Miguel underwent recertification and testing. Mosi, Aaron and William attended Sama Sama for the first time.
I heard a lot of compliments from different instructors about how well the Maryland crew performed in the stick fights. Aaron, in particular, was a monster in his late night, no armor stickfight, ultimately submitting his opponent with a rear naked choke!
New rankings are as follows:
- Bob Shin – Full Instructor Level 1
- Lem Tasin – Associate Instructor Level 3
- Miguel Acevedo – Apprentice Instructor Level 3
- Joe Cypressi – Apprentice Instructor Level 3
Congratulations everyone, and I hope to see everyone next year at Sama Sama 2010!