October 26, 2019

Congratulations to Caitlin and Robert! Caitlin was promoted to First Degree Black Belt today and Robert was promoted to Second Degree Black Belt! We're so proud of them! Years of dedication and hard word were on display today. Thanks to Garrett Foster for volunteering to help with the sparring today!

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April 2, 2019

Congratulations to Ivan Contreras for getting his Purple Belt! He's been working really hard and had a great test!


December 20, 2018

The Dragon School had its last class and last test of the year yesterday (12/20/2018). Congratulations to Greg for getting his Purple Belt! And congratulations to Caitlin for being promoted to Black Stripe! It was a great test and we're proud of both of them. We're looking forward to another fun and successful year of training in 2019. Class starts again Tuesday, January 8th.


December 8, 2018

Congratulations to Mr. Roethlisberger and Ms. Pennell for earning their Green Belt in Kobudo by performing with the Bo Staff. They both had an excellent test and we're really proud of them.

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Setptember 4, 2018
Congratulations to our newest Blue Belt, Ivan Contreras! He's been training
hard and had a great test.


June 12, 2018
Congratulations to our newly promoted students:
Jeremy - Gold Belt
Weston - Green Belt
Blake - Blue Belt
Caitlin - Brown Belt
It was a great test and we're proud of our students and their accomplishments!


May 19, 2018

Congratulations to Robert Roethlisberger for his promotion to First Degree Black Belt! It took over five years of hard work and dedication (and many more years training with other instructors) to achieve this well-deserved accomplishment. Mr. Davis and I couldn't have been prouder to hand you your Black Belt. Congratulations also to the other AKATO students who were promoted at the same test to Black Belt and advanced Black Belts.

Robert Rs Black Belt May.19.2018

March 17, 2018

Our Student of the Year for 2017 is Caitlin Pennell! Here she is picured with Robert Roethlisberger at the Annual AKATO Banquet where she received her award. Caitlin showed tremendous dedication in 2017 as she continued training throughout her injury, surgery and recovery from a torn ACL.


October 29, 2016
Congratulations to Caitlin for winning Second Place in sparring at the annual AKATO Tournament!

This was her first tournament and she had to spar against much higher ranking opponents.


October 4, 2016
Congratulations to our newly promoted students!
1. Caitlin- Green Belt
2. Tyler - Green Belt

August 28, 2016
We recently had a visit from one of the original Dragon School Black Belts, Trista Lindsay Tilley! She earned her Black Belt rank from the Erisksons in 1987.
She now lives in upstate South Carolina and trains in Wado-Ryu.
Thanks for the visit and we hope to see you again!

Here is a picture of her in 1987 with Mrs. Erickson. Trista and Ms E

July 14, 2016
We had a visit from a long lost Dragon on July 14th, Amy Hoang!
She's off to the Naval Academy now. Good Luck Amy, we're proud of you!

Here she is with me and Heather Foster. amy hoang

And here she is in December 2008 when she was out Student of the Year! P1000217

June 7, 2016
Congratulations to our newly promoted students!
1. Heather - Black Strip
2. Tyler - Gold

May 26, 2016
Congratulations to our newly promoted students!
1. Robert - Brown
2. Sarju - Gold
3. Caitlin - Gold

February 3, 2015
Congratulations to our newly promoted students!
1. Azul Gold
2. Dainyra - Green
3. Shelby - Green
4. Kailin - Blue
5. Emily - Blue
6. Robert - Purple
Test Feb 3, 2015

October 26, 2013
Congratulations to our AKATO Tournament Competitors!
1. Robert - 2nd in Sparring
2. Zian - 2nd in Sparring
3. Aaron - 3rd in Forms
4. Micah - 1st in Sparring

Click here for pictures from the tournament

20 Aug 2013
Congratulations to our newly promoted students!
1. Robert - Gold Belt
2. Zian - Gold Belt
3. Aveline - Green Belt
4. Zane - Purple Belt

Click here for pictures from the test

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