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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.

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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.

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October 4, 2016
Congratulations to our newly promoted students!
1. Caitlin- Green Belt
2. Tyler - Green Belt
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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!
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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
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May 26, 2016
Congratulations to our newly promoted students!
1. Robert - Brown
2. Sarju - Gold
3. Caitlin - Gold
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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
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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
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Click here for pictures from the test

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