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Black Belts 2015 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School

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Awesome Black Belt Exam & Awards Banquet 2015

CONGRATULATIONS
Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
2015 Black Belt Exam / Award Banquet Results
35th Anniversary of
Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
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1:) GREAT BLACK BELT EXAM: The 2015 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Black Belt Exam was conducted on Saturday 5 December 2015 from 9am to 3pm. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 32nd Annual Black Belt Exam / Banquet and the 35th Anniversary of the founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team. All Black Belts testing for Advance Certifications in Karate-Do, Kobudo, Tonfa Kobu-Jitsu, Kenjitsu and Goshinjitsu did Outstanding! All Blacks Belts Demonstrated Kobudo, Kata, Goshinjitsu, Kumite and Tameshiwari (Board Breaking). Selected Nidans, Sandans and Yondans also Broke Bricks.
*Power Breaking Demo: Sensei Thompson Broke 6 and 7 Stacked Large Bricks.
Congratulation and Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan Black Belts!
2:) OUTSTANDING BLACK BELT AWARDS BANQUET: The 32nd Annual Ryoshin-Kan Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Sunday 6 December 2015 at the Happy Buffet Restaurant's Banquet Room located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was a formal affair with Black Belts and their guest receiving Awards. Sensei Thompson performed a Board Break while wearing his tuxedo at the Beginning of the Awards Banquet. This was the Seventh time that Board Breaking was done at the Awards Banquet. We had 75 People that participated in the Awards Banquet and over 500 Awards, including Certificates of Appreciation, Karate Champion Awards, Bushido Camp Adventure Awards, Dragon Force Awards, National Team Awards, Advance Promotion Certifications, Shidoin (Instructor) Certifications, Top Kyu Belt Plaques, Dragon Force Super Star Award Plaques, Black Belts of the Year Plaques and Gifts were Presented.
Congratulations and Well Done to All participants of the Awards Banquet.
3:) AWARD BANQUET 2015 Results:
Director Conducting the Black Belt Exam & Banquet: Kyoshi Tim Thompson, 8th Degree Black Belt, Founder / Chief Instructor of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, RMAA, Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team, Hall of Famer, CDR USNR-Retired, World & National Karate Champion
Promotions / Advance Certifications:
I. Yondan Karate-Do: Steven Phillips Jr
II. Shidoin Lic /Certification: Keegan Grinspoon, Patrick Johnston
III. Sandan Karate-Do: Chris Altman
IV. Sandan Tonfa Kobujitsu: Michael Milliman
V. Nidan Karate-Do: Michael Dawson
VI. Nidan Jr Karate-Do: Noah Caldon, Kai Cheek
VII. Shodan Kenjitsu: Patrick Johnston
VIII. Shodan Jr Kobudo: Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles
IX. Shodan Jr Goshinjitsu: Alex Thomasson, Alondra Duenas,Alejandro Duenas
AWARDS:
*Black Belts of the Year (Large Plaque Awards): Keegan Grinspoon ( Instructor), Patrick Johnston ( Instructor), Chris Altman (Assistant Instructor).
*Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team "Super Star" Plaque Awards: Kyoshi Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sensei Keegan Grinspoon, Sensei Patrick Johnston, Sempai Chris Altman, Sempai Hayden Bowles, Sempai Zachary Bowles, Sempai Kai Cheek, Sempai Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, Steven Smith Jr, Sammy Assassa, Ellie Smith.
*Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force "Super Star" Plaque Awards for Performance: , Alex Thomasson, Alondra Duenas, Alejandro Duenas.
*Best Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Support Plaque Awards: Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Ellen Honeycutt, Steven & Lourie Altman, Dan & Sharon Elder and Steven & Tommy Smith.
*Top Instructor Plaque Award: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Steven Phillips Jr.
*Top Kyu Belts of the Year Plaque Award: Steven Smith Jr, Caitlyn Woge, Ethan Ott, Sammy Assassa and Ellie Smith.
*Bushido Adventure Camp Awards: Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Chris Altman, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Kai Cheek, Alex Thomasson, Steven Smith Jr, Caitlyn Woge, Ethan Ott, Sammy Assassa, Ellie Smith, Steve Altman, Lourie Altman, Steven Smith Sr, Tommy Smith and Jennifer Thomasson.
*Dragon Force Karate Demo Team Awards for performance & support: Steve Borloz, Steven Phillips Jr, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Patrick Johnston, Chris Altman, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, Steven Smith Jr, Caitlyn Woge, Ethan Ott, Sammy Assassa, Ellie Smith, Lynwood Yeatts, Ellen Honeycutt, Alex Thomasson, Alondra Duenas and Alejandro Duenas.
*National Demo Team Awards: Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Patrick Johnston, Chris Altman, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Steven Smith Jr, Sammy Assassa and Ellie Smith.
*Karate Champion Awards: Steven Phillips Jr, Lynwood Yeatts, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Patrick Johnston, Chris Altman, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Ellen Honeycutt, Michael Dawson, Noah Caldon, Kai Cheek, Jaclyn Nolen, Alex Thomasson, Alondra Duenas, Alejandro Duenas, Steven Smith Jr, Caitlyn Woge, Ethan Ott, Sammy Assassa, Ellie Smith.
*Ryoshin-Kan Awards: Certificates of Appreciation: All Parents, Grand Parents, Instructors, Students and Guest.
*Best Overall Support Award: Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson
*I want to thank each and every one of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
Congratulations and Well Done!
Osu
Sensei Thompson, 8th Dan
Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team

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Congrats on a Great Black Belt Exam & Awards Banquet 2014

CONGRATULATIONS
Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
2014 Black Belt Exam / Award Banquet Results
34th Anniversary of
Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team
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1:) GREAT BLACK BELT EXAM: The 2014 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Black Belt Exam was conducted on Saturday 6 December 2014 from 9am to 3pm. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 31st Annual Black Belt Exam / Banquet and the 34th Anniversary of the founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Demo Team. All Black Belts testing for Advance Certifications in Karate-Do, Kobudo, Goshinjitsu, Tonfa Kobu-Jitsu and for Shodan Junior (1st Degree) Black Belt did Outstanding! All Blacks Belts Demonstrated Kobudo, Goshinjitsu, Kumite and Tameshiwari (Board Breaking).
*Power Breaking Demo: Sensei Thompson Broke 7 Stacked Mixed Large Bricks / Concrete Blocks & Patrick Johnston Broke 7 Stacked Large Bricks.
*Quadruple Decker: This was the First time that we performed the Quadruple Decker (Sensei, Chris, Quinn, Jaclyn) in White Ghis, Outside in front of the dojo during the Black Belt Exam.
Congratulation and Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan Black Belts!
2:) OUTSTANDING BLACK BELT AWARDS BANQUET: The 31st Annual Ryoshin-Kan Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Sunday 7 December 2014 at the Happy Buffet Restaurant's Banquet Room located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was a formal affair with Black Belts and their guest receiving Awards. Sensei Thompson performed a Board Break while wearing his tuxedo at the Beginning of the Awards Banquet. This was the Sixth time that Board Breaking was done at the Awards Banquet. We had 75 People that participated in the Awards Banquet and over 500 Awards, Certifications, Plaques, Medals and Gifts were Presented.
Congratulations and Well Done to All participants of the Awards Banquet.
3:) AWARD BANQUET Results:
Promotions / Advance Certifications:
I. SHIDOIN Lic /Certification: Steven Phillips Jr.
II. SANDAN Karate-Do: Patrick Johnston
III. NIDAN Goshinjitsu: Keegan Grinspoon
IV. NIDAN Jr Kobudo: Chris Altman
V. TONFA Kobu-Jitsu Nidan: Michael Milliman
VI. TONFA Kobu-Jitsu Shodan: Ellen Honeycutt
VII. TONFA Kobu-Jitsu Shodan Jr: Hayden Bowles, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles
VIII. SHODAN Jr. Goshinjitsu: Noah Caldon, Kai Cheek, Jaclyn Nolen
IX. SHODAN Jr Karate-Do: Alex Thomasson, Alondra Duenas, Alejandro Duenas
AWARDS:
*Black Belts of the Year (Large Plaque Awards): Keegan Grinspoon (Assistant Instructor), Patrick Johnston (Assistant Instructor), Chris Altman (Assistant Instructor),
*Junior Black Belts of the Year (Large Plaque Awards): Noah Caldon, Kai Cheek, Jaclyn Nolen.
*Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team "Super Star" Plaque Awards: Kyoshi Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Sempai Patrick Johnston, Sempai Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Quinn Barson, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen.
*Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force "Super Star" Plaque Awards for Performance: Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Alex Thomasson, Alondra Duenas, Alejandro Duenas.
*Best Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Support Plaque Awards: Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Ellen Honeycutt, Steven & Lourie Altman, Dan & Sharon Elder.
*Top Instructor Plaque Award: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Steven Phillips Jr.
*Top Kyu Belts of the Year Plaque Award: Alex Hill, Kara Longmore
*Bushido Adventure Camp Awards: Sensei Tim Thompson, Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Quinn Barson, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Ellen Honeycutt, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, Logan MaGuder, Alex Thomasson, Alondra Duenas, Alejandro Duenas, Lourie Altman, Dave Bowles, Jennifer Thomasson.
*Dragon Force Karate Demo Team Awards for performance & support: Steve Borloz, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Patrick Johnston, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Hayden Bowles, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles, Dayjha Armstrong, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, Lynwood Yeatts, Ellen Honeycutt, Steven Altman, Lourie Altman, Dan Elder, Sharon Elder, Allen Loree, Penelope Stevens, Shauna Nolen, Chris Caldon, Heather Caldon, Mr. Stephen Johnston, Logan MaGuder, Alex Thomasson, Alondra Duenas, Alejandro Duenas, Alex Hill, Kara Longmore.
*National Demo Team Awards: Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Patrick Johnston, Chris Altman, Quinn Barson, Kai Loree, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen.
*Karate Champion Awards: Lynwood Yeatts, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Patrick Johnston, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Hayden Bowles, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles, Ellen Honeycutt, Dayjha Armstrong, Trent McGarrigle, Noah Caldon, Kai Cheek, Jaclyn Nolen, Brian Thomasson, Alex Thomasson, Lourie Altman, Alondra Duenas, Alejandro Duenas, Ethan Ott.
*America’s got Talent Award: Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Patrick Johnston, Chris Altman, Quinn Barson, Kai Loree, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen.
*Ryoshin-Kan Award Medals & Certificates of Appreciation: All Parents, Grand Parents, Instructors, Students and Guest.
*Best Overall Support Award: Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson
* Top Photographer Award: Mr. Stephen Johnston
I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hard work and Devotion to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
*Congratulations and Well Done!
*Osu
Sensei Thompson, 8th Dan
Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team

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Congratulations on a Great Black Belt Exam & Awards Banquet on 7 & 8 December 2013!

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CONGRATULATIONS
Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
2013 Black Belt Exam / Award Banquet Results
33rd Anniversary of Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

1:) GREAT BLACK BELT EXAM: The 2013 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Black Belt Exam was conducted on Saturday 7 December 2013 from 9am to 3pm. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 30th Annual Black Belt Exam / Banquet and the 33rd Anniversary of the founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate school and the Dragon Force Demo Team. All Black Belts testing for Advance Certifications in Karate-Do, Kobudo, Kenjitsu, Goshinjitsu, Tonfa Kobu-Jitsu and Tameshiwari as well as Brown Belts testing for Shodan (1st Degree) Black Belt did Outstanding! All Blacks Belts Demonstrated Goshinjitsu and Tameshiwari (Breaking). Sensei Thompson Broke 7 Stacked Large Red Bricks & Patrick Johnston Broke 7 Stacked Large Red Bricks & 3 Concrete Patio Blocks. Plus it was the 1st time that we performed the Quadruple Decker (Sensei, Chris, Quinn, Trent) in White Ghis at the Black Belt Exam. Congratulation and Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan Black Belts!
2:) OUTSTANDING BLACK BELT AWARDS BANQUET: The 30th Annual Ryoshin-Kan Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Sunday 8 December 2013 at the Happy Buffet Restaurant's Banquet Room located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was a formal affair with Black Belts and their guest receiving Awards. Shihan Thompson and Patrick Johnston performed Board Breaks while wearing their tuxedo at the Beginning of the Awards Banquet. This was the fifth time that Board Breaks were done at the Awards Banquet. We had 95 People that attended the Awards Banquet and over 600 Awards, Certifications, Plaques, Medals and Gifts were Presented.
Congratulations and Well Done to All participants of the Awards Banquet.
3:) AWARD BANQUET Results:
Promotions / Advance Certifications:
  1. Nidan Kobudo: Keegan Grinspoon
  2. Nidan Jr Kenjitsu: Kai Loree, Chris Altman
  3. Nidan Karate-Do: Ellen Honeycutt
  4. Nidan Jr Karate-Do: Dayjha Armstrong
  5. Tonfa Kobu-Jitsu Shodan: Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon
  6. Shodan Tameshiwari: Patrick Johnston
  7. Shodan Jr. Goshinjitsu: Hayden Bowles, Nick Solt, Trent McGarrigle
  8. Shodan Jr Kenjitsu: Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles
  9. Shodan Jr Karate-Do: Noah Caldon, Kai Cheek, Angel Cardona, Jaclyn Nolen, Logan Maguder

AWARDS:

  1. Black Belts of the Year (Large Plaque Awards): Keegan Grinspoon (Assistant Instructor), Patrick Johnston (Assistant Instructor), Chris Altman (Junior Assistant Instructor), Hayden Bowles (Top Junior Black Belt), Dayjha Armstrong (Top Junior Black Belt).
  2. Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team "Super Star" Plaque Awards: Kyoshi Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Sempai Patrick Johnston, Sempai Kai Loree, Sempai Chris Altman, Quinn Barson, Dayjha Armstrong, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen.
  3. Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force "Super Star" Plaque Awards for Performance: Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Logan Maguder, Angel Cardona, Alex Thomasson.
  4. Best Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Support Plaque Awards: Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Ellen Honeycutt, Steven Altman Family, Dan Elder Family, Allen Loree Family, John McGarrigle Family.
  5. Top Instructor Plaque Award: Sensei Steve Borloz
  6. Best Karate Spirit Plaque Award: Nick Solt
  7. Bushido Mountain Camp Awards: Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Quinn Barson, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Ellen Honeycutt, Dayjha Armstrong, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Angel Cardona, Jaclyn Nolen, Logan MaGuder, Steve Altman, Lourie Altman, Dave Bowles, Thomas Bill and Amber Jenkins.
  8. Dragon Force Karate Demo Team Awards for performance & support: Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Patrick Johnston, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Hayden Bowles, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles, Dayjha Armstrong, Nick Solt, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, Lynwood Yeatts, Ellen Honeycutt, Steven Altman Family, Dan Elder Family, Allen Loree Family, John McGarrigle, Lourie Altman, Penelope Stevens, Mr. Stephen Johnston, Dave Bowles, Alex Thomasson, Logan MaGuder.
  9. National Demo Team Awards: The Following are Official Members of the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team - Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Patrick Johnston, Sempai Kai Loree, Sempai Chris Altman, Quinn Barson, Dayjha Armstrong, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen.
  10. Karate Champion Awards: Lynwood Yeatts, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Patrick Johnston, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Hayden Bowles, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles, Ellen Honeycutt, Dayjha Armstrong, Trent McGarrigle, Nick Solt, Noah Caldon, Kai Cheek, Jaclyn Nolen, Brian Thomasson, Alex Thomasson, Lourie Altman.
  11. Ryoshin-Kan Award Medals & Certificates of Appreciation: All Parents, Grand Parents, Instructors, Students and Guest.
  12. Best Overall Support Award: Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson
  13. Top Photographer Award: Mr. Stephen Johnston
I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
Congratulations and Well Done!
R/
Sensei Thompson, 8th Dan
Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team
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CONGRATULATIONS
Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
2012 Black Belt Exam / Award Banquet Results
32nd Anniversary of Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

1:) GREAT BLACK BELT EXAM: The 2012 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Black Belt Exam was conducted on Saturday 1 December 2012 from 9am to 3pm. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 29th Annual Black Belt Exam / Banquet and the 32nd Anniversary of the founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate school and the Dragon Force Demo Team. All Black Belts testing for Advance Certifications in Karate-Do, Kobudo, Kenjitsu and Goshinjitsu as well as Brown Belts testing for Black Belt did Outstanding! All Blacks Belts Demonstrated Goshinjitsu and Tameshiwari (Breaking). Sensei Thompson Broke 7 Stacked Concrete Patio Blocks. Congratulation and Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan Black Belts!
2:) OUTSTANDING BLACK & BROWN BELT AWARDS BANQUET: The 29th Annual Ryoshin-Kan Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Sunday 2 December 2012 at the Happy Buffet Restaurant's Banquet Room located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was a formal affair with Black Belts and their guest receiving Awards. Shihan Thompson, Zachary Bowles, Nick Solt and Trent McGarrigle performed Board Breaks while wearing their tuxedo at the Beginning of the Awards Banquet. This was the fourth time that Board Breaks were done at the Awards Banquet. Plus it was the 1st time that we performed the Triple Decker (Sensei, Chris, Quinn) in Tuxedoes at the Awards Banquet. OohYa!!! We had 68 People that attended the Awards Banquet and over 300 Awards, Certifications, Plaques and Gifts were Presented.
Congratulations and Well Done to All participants of the Awards Banquet.
3:) AWARD BANQUET Results:
Promotions / Advance Certifications:
  1. Karate-Do Sandan: Sempai Keegan Grinspoon
  2. Karate –Do Nidan Jr: Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles
  3. Tameshiwari Nidan: Sensei Michael Milliman
  4. Assistant Instructor Certificate: Patrick Johnston
  5. Goshinjitsu Shodan: Sempai Patrick Johnston
  6. Kobudo Shodan: Ellen Honeycutt
  7. Kobudo Shodan Jr. : Kai Loree, Chris Altman
  8. Kenjitsu Shodan Jr. : Hayden Bowles, Dayjha Armstrong
  9. Karate –Do Shodan:Mike Dawson
  10. Karate –Do Shodan Jr: Nick Solt, Trent McGarrigle
AWARDS:
  1. Black Belts of the Year (Large Plaque Awards): Patrick Johnston (Assistant Instructor), Chris Altman (Junior Assistant Instructor), Quinn Barson (Top Junior Black Belt), Zachary Bowles (Top Junior Black Belt).
  2. Dragon Force National Team "Super Star" Plaque Awards: Shihan Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Sempai Patrick Johnston, Sempai Kai Loree, Sempai Chris Altman, Quinn Barson, Dayjha Armstrong, Trent McGarrigle, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon and Jaclyn Nolen.
  3. Best Ryoshin-Kan Support Plaque Awards: Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Ellen Honeycutt, Steven Altman Family and Allen Loree Family.
  4. Top Instructor Plaque Award: Sensei Steve Borloz
  5. Best Karate Spirit Plaque Award: Nick Solt
  6. Bushido Mountain Camp Awards: Shihan Thompson, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Patrick Johnston, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Quinn Barson, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Ellen Honeycutt, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Steve Altman, Lourie Altman, Chris Caldon and Dave Bowles.
  7. Dragon Force Karate Demo Team Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Sempai Patrick Johnston, Sempai Kai Loree, Sempai Chris Altman, Hayden Bowles, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles, Dayjha Armstrong, Nick Solt, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen.
  8. National Team Champion Awards: The Following are Official Members of the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team - Shihan Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Sempai Patrick Johnston, Sempai Kai Loree, Sempai Chris Altman, Quinn Barson, Dayjha Armstrong, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen.
  9. Karate Champion Awards: Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Sempai Patrick Johnston, Sempai Kai Loree, Sempai Chris Altman, Hayden Bowles, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles, Dayjha Armstrong, Trent McGarrigle, Ellen Honeycutt, Nick Solt, Kai Cheek, Christy Green, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen.
  10. Certificates of Appreciation: All Parents, Grand Parents, Instructors, Students and Guest.
  11. Best Overall Support Award: Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson
I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
Congratulations and Well Done!

Congratulations and Well Done!

Optimi Optimorum

"Best of the Best"

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CONGRATULATIONS

Ryoshin-Kan Karate School

2011 Black Belt Exam / Award Banquet Results

31st Anniversary of Ryoshin-Kan Karate School &  Dragon Force Demo Team 

I:) GREAT BLACK BELT EXAM:  The 2011 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Black Belt Exam was conducted on Saturday 3 December 2011 from 9am to 3pm. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 28th Annual Black Belt Exam / Banquet and the 31st Anniversary of the founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate school and the Dragon Force Demo Team. All Black Belts testing for Advance Certifications in Karate-Do, Kenjitsu and Goshinjitsu as well as Brown Belts testing for Black Belt did Outstanding! All Blacks Belts Demonstrated Goshinjitsu and Tameshiwari (Breaking). Sensei Thompson Broke 7 Stacked Large Bricks.
Congratulation and Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan Black Belts!
II:) OUTSTANDING BLACK & BROWN BELT AWARDS BANQUET: The 28th Annual Ryoshin-Kan Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Sunday 4 December 2011 at the Happy Buffet Restaurant's Banquet Room located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was a formal affair with Black Belts and their guest receiving Awards.  Shihan Thompson performed a Board Break while wearing his tuxedo at the Beginning of the Awards Banquet. This was the third time that Board Breaks were done at the Awards Banquet. We had 65 People that attended the Awards Banquet and over 300 Awards, Certifications, Plaques and Gifts were Presented.
Congratulations and Well Done to All participants of the Awards Banquet.
AWARD BANQUET Results: 
Promotions / Advance Certifications:
  1. NIDAN Kenjitsu: Michael Milliman
  2. NIDAN Jr Kenjitsu: Keegan Grinspoon
  3. NIDAN Goshinjitsu: Maurice Reed
  4. NIDAN Karate-Do: Patrick Johnston
  5. NIDAN Jr Karate-Do: Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Hayden Bowles
  6. SHODAN Jr Goshinjitsu: Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles
  7. SHODAN Karate-Do: Ellen Honeycutt
  8. SHODAN Jr Karate-Do: Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong
AWARDS:
  1. Black Belts of the Year (Large Plaque Awards): Kai Loree (Top Junior Black Belt). Keegan Grinspoon (Assistant Instructor),
  2. Bushido Mountain Camp Awards:  Shihan Thompson, Michael Milliman, Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Ellen Honeycutt, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Christy Green, Steve Altman, Lourie Altman, Neal Reed, Manjula Reed, Allen Loree, Chikako Loree, Nina Loree, and Dave Bowles.
  3. Dragon Force Karate Demo Team Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez,  Demetria Ramirez, Hayden Bowles, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Titus Butler.
  4. National Team Champion Awards: The Following are Official Members of the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team - Shihan Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Stephen Johnston, Quinn Barson, Dayjha Armstrong.
  5. Tameshiwari (Breaking) Awards: Shihan Tim Thompson, Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Christina Altman, Ellen Honeycutt, Tylar Williams, Christy Green,Titus Butler.
  6. Dragon Force National Team Plaque Awards: Shihan Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Patrick Johnston, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Titus Butler..
  7. Best Ryoshin-Kan Support Plaque Awards:  Sempai Lynwood Yeatts & Lourie Altman
  8. Top Instructor Plaque Award: Sensei Steve Borloz
  9. Best Karate Spirit Plaque Award:  Nick Solt
  10. Certificates of Appreciation: All Parents, Grand Parents, Instructors, Students and Guest.
  11. Best Overall Support Award: Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson
I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.

Congratulations and Well Done!

Optimi Optimorum

"Best of the Best"

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CONGRATULATIONS

Ryoshin-Kan Karate School

2010 Black Belt Exam / Award Banquet Results

30th Anniversary of Ryoshin-Kan Karate School &  Dragon Force Demo Team 

1:) GREAT BLACK BELT EXAM:  The 2010 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Black Belt Exam was conducted on Saturday 4 December 2010 from 9am to 3pm. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 27th Annual Black Belt Exam / Banquet and the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate school and the Dragon Force Demo Team. All Black Belts testing for Advance Certifications and Brown Belts testing for Black Belt did their Best! Congratulation and Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan Black Belts!

 

2:) OUTSTANDING BLACK & BROWN BELT AWARDS BANQUET: The 27th Annual Ryoshin-Kan Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Sunday 5 December 2010 at the Formosa Super Buffet Restaurant located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was a formal affair with Black Belts and their guest receiving Awards.  Shihan Thompson performed a Board Break while wearing his tuxedo at the Beginning of the Awards Banquet. This was the Second time that Board Breaks were done at the Awards Banquet. We had 63 People that attended the Awards Banquet and over 100 Awards, Certifications, Plaques and Gifts were Presented.

Congratulations and Well Done to All participants of the Awards Banquet.

 

3:) AWARD BANQUET Results: 

 

Promotions / Advance Certifications:

  1. Tameshiwari Shodan: Sensei Michael Milliman 
  2. SANDAN Karate-Do: Sempai Maurice Reed
  3. NIDAN Karate-Do: Billy Wagner
  4. NIDAN Jr Karate-Do: Kai Loree, Christopher Altman
  5. SHODAN Kobudo: Patrick Johnston
  6. SHODAN Goshinjitsu: Keegan Grinspoon
  7. SHODAN Jr Kenjitsu: Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez
  8. SHODAN Jr Karate-Do: Christina Altman, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles
AWARDS:
  1. Black Belts of the Year (Large Plaque Awards): Maurice Reed (Assistant Instructor), Patrick Johnston (Camp Assistant), Christopher Altman (Top Junior Black Belt).
  2. Bushido Mountain Camp Awards:  Shihan Tim Thompson, Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Ellen Gold, Stephen Johnston Jr, Dayjha Armstrong, Christina Altman, Steve Altman, Lourie Altman, Manjula Reed, Dan Elder, Sharon Elder, Stephen Johnston(Dad), Anne Johnston, Aurora Armstrong, Ellen Williams.
  3. Dragon Force Karate Demo Team Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Hayden Bowles, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Titus Butler.
  4. National Karate Tournament Champion Awards: Shihan Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Ellen Gold, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Titus Butler.
  5. National Team Membership Awards: The Following are Official Members of the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team - Shihan Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong.
  6. National Karate Team Champion Plaque Awards: Shihan Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Patrick Johnston, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston and Dayjha Armstrong. 
  7. Best Ryoshin-Kan Support Plaque Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts
  8. Top Sponsor - Dragon Force National Karate Team Plaque Award: Reed Enterprises / Holland BP
  9. Certificates of Appreciation: All Parents, Grand Parents, Instructors, Students and Guest.
  10. Oldest Student Award: Sensei Steve Borloz
  11. Youngest Student Award: Titus Wayne Butler
  12. Best Overall Support Award: Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson
I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.

Congratulations and Well Done!

Optimi Optimorum

"Best of the Best"

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CONGRATULATIONS

to Ryoshin-Kan Karate School

2009 Black Belt Exam / Award Banquet Results

 

1:) GREAT BLACK BELT EXAM:  The 2009 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Black Belt Exam was conducted on Saturday 5 December 2009 from 9 am to 3:30 pm. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 26th Annual Black Belt Exam / Banquet and the 29th Anniversary of the founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate school and the Dragon Force Demo Team. All Black Belts testing for Advance Certifications and Brown Belts testing for Black Belt did their Best! Congratulation and Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan Black Belts!

2:) OUTSTANDING BLACK BELT AWARDS BANQUET: The 26th Annual Ryoshin-Kan Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Sunday 6 December 2009 at the Formosa Super Buffet Restaurant located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was a formal affair with Black Belts and their guest receiving Awards.

WOW: Shihan Thompson and Sensei Michael Milliman performed Board Breaks while wearing their tuxedo at the Beginning of the Awards Banquet. This was the First time that Board Breaks were done at the Awards Banquet.

Congratulations and Well Done to the 62 participants of the Awards Banquet.

 

3:) AWARD BANQUET Results: 

 

Promotions / Advance Certifications:

  1. SHIDOIN Certification: Sensei Michael Milliman 
  2. NIDAN Goshinjitsu: Sensei Michael Milliman
  3. SHODAN Goshinjitsu: Maurice Reed
  4. SHODAN Kobudo: Keegan Grinspoon
  5. SHODAN Kenjitsu: Kai Loree, Christopher Altman, Trent DePeralta
  6. SHODAN Jr Karate-Do: Patrick Johnston, Tylar Williams, Kylee Battelle, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Dia Bolton, Hayden Bowles.

 

AWARDS:

  1. Black Belt of the Year: Sensei Michael Milliman
  2. Karate Champion Gold Rings: Shihan Thompson and Sensei Michael Milliman 
  3. Black Belt Karate Medals: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Patrick Johnston, Tylar Williams, Kylee Battelle, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Dia Bolton, Michael Battelle, and Hayden Bowles.
  4. Dragon Force Karate Demo Team Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Patrick Johnston, Tylar Williams, Kylee Battelle, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Dia Bolton, Michael Battelle, and Hayden Bowles.
  5. National Team Membership Awards: Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez and Dia Bolton.
  6. National Karate Team Champion Plaque Awards: Shihan Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez and Dia Bolton. 
  7. Best Support Plaque Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts
  8. Certificates of Appreciation: All Parents, Grand Parents, Instructors, Students and Guest.
  9. Karate Medals: Baileigh Williams, Nina Loree, Stephen Johnston and Dayjha Armstrong.
I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.

Congratulations and Well Done!

 

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CONGRATULATIONS
2008
Black Belt Exam
& Award Banquet Results

1:) GREAT BLACK BELT EXAM:  The 2008 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Black Belt Exam was conducted on Saturday 6 December 2008 from 9 am to 4 pm. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 25th Annual Black Belt Exam / Banquet and the 28th anniversary of the founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate school and the Dragon Force Demo Team.

All Black Belts testing for Advance Certifications and Brown Belts testing for Black Belt did their Best! Congratulation and Well Done to all Black Belts!

 

2:) OUTSTANDING BLACK / BROWN BELT AWARDS BANQUET: The 25th Annual Ryoshin-Kan Black & Brown Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Sunday 7 December 2008 at the Formosa Super Buffet Restaurant located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was a formal affair with Black Belts, Brown Belts, Dragon Force Demo Team and their guest receiving Awards.

Congratulations and Well Done to the 63 participants of the Awards Banquet.

 

3:) AWARD BANQUET Results: 

 

Promotions / Advance Certifications:

  1. SANDAN Kobudo: Sensei Michael Lombardo Jr. 
  2. SANDAN Karate-Do: Sempai Michael Milliman
  3. NIDAN Kobudo: Michael Milliman
  4. NIDAN Kenjitsu: Maurice Reed
  5. NIDAN Karate-Do: Jerimy Brecheen 
  6. NIDAN Jr. Karate-Do: Keegan Grinspoon
  7. SHODAN Karate-Do: Marla Metz
  8. SHODAN Jr Karate-Do: Kai Loree, Christopher Altman, Trent DePeralta, Michael Battelle
AWARDS:
  1. Black Belt of the Year: Sempai Keegan Grinspoon
  2. Dragon Force Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Jerimy Brecheen, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Dia Bolton, Demetria Ramirez, Michael Battelle, and Kylee Battelle.
  3. Drum Corps Captain Award: Sempai Keegan Grinspoon
  4. Drum Corps Awards: Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Jerimy Brecheen, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Dia Bolton, and Demetria Ramirez.
  5. National Team Membership Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Jerimy Brecheen, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, and Joe Ramirez.
  6. National Karate Champions Award: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Jerimy Brecheen, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Dia Bolton, and Demetria Ramirez.
  7. Best Support Plaque Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts
  8. National Team Plaque Awards: Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Jerimy Brecheen, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, and Joe Ramirez.
  9. Certificates of Appreciation: All Parents, Grand Parents, Instructors, Students and Guest.
I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
Congratulations and Well Done!
"osu"
Sensei Thompson, 8th Dan

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CONGRATULATIONS
2007
Black Belt Exam & Awards Banquet
RESULTS
1:) OVERVIEW: The following are the results of the Outstanding Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's 24th Annual Black Belt Exam and Awards Banquet that were conducted on 12 and 13 December 2007. We also celebrated the 27th Anniversary of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Demo Team. The Black Belt Exam was conducted from 5 to 9PM on Wednesday 12 December 2007. 15 Black Belt Promotions and Certifications were awarded. The 24th Annual Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Thursday 13 December 2007 at the Formosa Super Buffet Restaurant located on Virginia Beach Blvd in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We had Seventy-Three (73) Black / Brown Belts/ Demo Team Members and guest attend the Banquet which was a formal affair. Sensei Thompson gave out over one hundred awards, including Black Belt Promotion Diplomas / Certifications, Certificates of Appreciation, Dragon Force Demo Team Awards, Dragon Force National Team Champion Awards, Twenty-one Special Plaques and numerous other awards. The Banquet and Exam were a success due to the hard work and devotion of all the Black Belts and Parents. A Special Thank You and well done goes out to my wife, Mrs Hye Cha Thompson who assisted me in the coordination of the very successful Awards Banquet. I want to thank Shihan Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo Jr.,and Sensei Steven Phillips for assisting me at the Exam and Banquet. All of you are Number One!

2:) HISTORY: This was Ryoshin-Kan's 24th Annual Black Belt Awards Banquet and the 27th anniversary of the founding of the Karate school and the Dragon Force Demo Team. I established both of these in December 1980. That is why I hold the Black Belt Exam and Banquet in December, so that we can Honor the founding of our Great Karate School and all the Students that have studied here. We have come along ways since I taught the Karate Club on the USS Conygham DDG17 back in 1980. The first Demo that I ever performed in was onboard that U.S. Navy Ship at sea off the coast of the Bahamas Islands. This year we will be performing the 24th annual Christmas Karate Show at the Military Circle Mall in Norfolk, Virginia on Wednesday 19 December 2007 at 6:45pm. The Karate Show will be televised throughout the Holiday Season..

3:) BLACK BELT EXAM RESULTS: The following outstanding students passed the Exam and were promoted on 12 December 2007.

  • SANDAN Kobudo: Shihan Steve Borloz
  • YONDAN Karate-Do: Sensei Michael Lombardo
  • SANDAN Goshinjitsu: Sensei Michael Lombardo
  • NIDAN Jr. Karate-Do: Sempai Bella Bartha, Sempai Leo Navarro
  • SHODAN Jr. Kobudo: Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Nami Dao
  • SHODAN Goshinjitsu: Mike Bartha
  • SHODAN Jr. Goshinjitsu : Zinjin Iglesia
  • SHODAN Kenjitsu: Sempai Michael Milliman
  • SHODAN Jr. Kenjitsu: Keegan Grinspoon
  • SHODAN Karate-Do: Greg Bates
  • SHODAN Jr Karate-Do: Tyler Bates, Braxton Zivic

    4:) BLACK BELT AWARDS BANQUET RESULTS: I gave out over one hundred awards at the 2007 Banquet. The following are the Top Awards for the Year 2007.

  • INSTRUCTOR of the YEAR 2007: Sensei Steve Borloz
  • BLACK BELT of the YEAR 2007: Sempai Bella Bartha
  • BLACK BELT PROMOTIONS / Certifications: See Exam results in Para #3
  • TOP NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONS AWARD (Special National Karate Champions Plaques) The Following outstanding Members of the Dragon Force National Karate Team won World / National Championships, Plus they performed / Assisted at Karate Demos in 2007. Shihan Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sensei Michael Wilkins, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Sempai Nami Dao, Sempai Joshua Ebreo, Sempai Maurice Reed, Bella Bartha, Mike Bartha, Natalie Ebreo, Leo Navarro, Keegan Grinspoon and Braxton Zivic
  • TOP DRAGON FORCE DEMO TEAM AWARDS: Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sensei Michael Wilkins, Lynwood Yeatts, Michael Milliman, Zinjin Iglesia, Maurice Reed, Nami Dao, Joshua Ebreo, Zachary McEwen, Natalie Ebreo, Mike Bartha, Bella Bartha, Leo Navarro, Keegan Grinspoon, Braxton Zivic, Trent Deperalta, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, James Conley, Jack Holladay, Greg Bates, and Tyler Bates.
  • TOP APPRECIATION AWARDS: All Black / Brown Belts / Demo Team Members and their Families.

    Congratulations and well done to all Black Belts, Staff and Relatives on an Outstanding 2007 Black Belt Exam and Awards Banquet.

    "OSU"
    Sensei Tim Thompson
    Shihan / Renshi / Kancho
    Master Instructor 7th Dan
    Founder / Director
    Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
    Ryoshin-Kan Martial Arts Association
    Dragon Force National Karate Team
    Ryoshin-Kan Goshinjitsu System
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    CONGRATULATIONS
    2006 Black Belt Exam
    & Awards Banquet
    RESULTS
    1:) OVERVIEW: The following are the results of the Outstanding Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's 23rd Annual Black Belt Exam and Awards Banquet that were conducted on Saturday 16 December 2006. We also celebrated the 26th Anniversary of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Demo Team. The Black Belt Exam was conducted from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and twenty-three Black Belt participated in the Exam. Nineteen Black Belt Promotions and Certifications were awarded. The 23rd Annual Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted at the Formosa Super Buffet Restaurant located on Virginia Beach Blvd in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We had Sixty-eight Black / Brown Belts and guest attend the Banquet which was a formal affair. Sensei Thompson gave out over one hundred awards, including Black Belt Promotion Diplomas / Certifications, Shidoin Certification, Certificates of Appreciation, Dragon Force Demo Team Awards, Dragon Force National Team Appointments, National Team Champion Awards, Fourteen Special Plaques and numerous other awards. The Banquet and Exam were a success due to the hard work and devotion of all the Black Belts and Parents. A Special Thank You and well done goes out to Sensei Michael Wilkins & Sempai Ashleigh Hunt, Both assisted Sensei Thompson in the coordination of the very successful Awards Banquet. I want to thank Shihan-dai Steve Borloz, Sensei Min Lee, Sensei Michael Lombardo Jr.,Sensei Michael Wilkins, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Michael Milliman and all Black Belts in assisting me throughout the year. All of you are Number One!

    2:) HISTORY: This was Ryoshin-Kan's 23rd Annual Black Belt Awards Banquet and the 26th anniversary of the founding of the Karate school and the Dragon Force Demo Team. I established both of these in December 1980. That is why I hold the Black Belt Exam and Banquet in December, so that we can Honor the founding of our Great Karate School and all the Students that have studied here. We have come along ways since I taught the Karate Club on the USS Conygham DDG17 back in 1980. The first Demo that I ever performed in was onboard that U.S. Navy Ship at sea off the coast of the Bahamas Islands. This year we will be performing the 23rd annual Christmas Karate Show at the Military Circle Mall in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday 21 December 2006 at 7pm. The Karate Show will be televised throughout the Holiday Season..

    3:) BLACK BELT EXAM RESULTS: The following outstanding students passed the Exam and were promoted on 16 December 2006.

  • SHIDOIN Belt (Red / White/ Black): Sensei Michael Wilkins
  • SANDAN Goshinjitsu Certification: Sensei Michael Lombardo (rescheduled)
  • NIDAN Kobudo Certification: Sensei Michael Wilkins
  • NIDAN Kenjitsu Certification: Sensei Michael Wilkins
  • SHODAN Kobudo Certification: Sempai Michael Milliman
  • SHODAN Jr. Kobudo Certification: Zinjin Iglesia, Bella Bartha, Natalie Ebreo, Leo Navarro
  • SHODAN Jr. Goshinjitsu Certification: Ashleigh Hunt
  • NIDAN Jr. Karate-Do Certification: Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Nami Dao, Sempai Joshua Ebreo, Sempai Trey Torres
  • SHODAN Jr. Kenjitsu Certification: Chris Herron, Zachary McEwen
  • SHODAN Karate-Do Certification: Mike Bartha, Billy Wagner, Jerimy Brecheen, Jimmy Adams (passed Exam on 20 December 2006)
  • SHODAN Jr Karate-Do: Keegan Grinspoon

    4:) BLACK BELT AWARDS BANQUET RESULTS: I gave out over one hundred awards at the 2006 Banquet. The following are the Top Awards for the Year 2006.

  • BLACK BELT of the YEAR 2006: Sensei Michael Wilkins and Sempai Michael Milliman
  • BLACK BELT PROMOTIONS / Certifications: See Exam results in Para #3
  • TOP NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONS AWARD (Special National Karate Champions Plaques) The Following outstanding Members of the Dragon Force National Karate Team were won World / National Championships, Plus they performed / Assisted at Karate Demos in 2006. Shihan Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Wilkins, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Ashleigh Hunt, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Sempai Nami Dao, Sempai Joshua Ebreo, Sempai Maurice Reed, Bella Bartha, Mike Bartha, Natalie Ebreo, Leo Navarro, Braxton Zivic
  • TOP NATIONAL KARATE AWARDS: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Min Lee, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sensei Matthew Borloz, Sensei Michael Wilkins, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Anthony Gentile, Sempai Keith Parker, Sempai Ashleigh Hunt, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Sempai Nami Dao, Sempai Joshua Ebreo, Sempai Maurice Reed, Billy Wagner, Bella Bartha, Mike Bartha, Natalie Ebreo, Leo Navarro, Braxton Zivic, Ashley Boone, Ron Boone, Jimmy Adams
  • TOP DRAGON FORCE DEMO TEAM AWARDS: Sensei Michael Wilkins, Lynwood Yeatts, Michael Milliman, Ashleigh Hunt, Zachary Thomas, Zinjin Iglesia, Maurice Reed, Nami Dao, Joshua Ebreo, Trey Torres, Natalie Ebreo, Mike Bartha, Billy Wagner, Bella Bartha, Zachary McEwen, Leo Navarro, Braxton Zivic, Nicole Ebreo, Joshua Taylor, Andrew DiJoseph, Trent Deperalta, Ashley Boone, Chris Herron, Ron Boone.
  • TOP APPRECIATION AWARDS: All Black / Brown Belts and their Families.

    Congratulations and well done to all Black Belts, Staff and Relatives on an Outstanding 2006 Black Belt Exam and Awards Banquet.

    "OSU"
    Sensei Tim Thompson
    Shihan / Renshi / Kancho
    Master Instructor 7th Dan
    Founder / Director
    Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
    Ryoshin-Kan Martial Arts Association
    Dragon Force National Karate Team
    Ryoshin-Kan Goshinjitsu System
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    CONGRATULATIONS
    2005 Black Belt Exam & Awards Banquet Results
    1:) OVERVIEW: The following are the results of the Outstanding Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's 22nd Annual Black Belt Exam and Banquet that were conducted on Saturday 3 December 2005. We also celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Demo Team. The Black Belt Exam was conducted from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and thirty-one Black Belt participated in the Exam. Twenty-two Black Belt Promotions and Certifications were awarded. The 22nd Annual Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted at the Formosa Super Buffet Restaurant located on Virginia Beach Blvd in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We had Eighty-one Black / Brown Belts and guest attend the Banquet which was a formal affair. Sensei Thompson gave out over one hundred awards, including Black Belt Promotion Diplomas, Shihan-Dai / Shidoin Certificates, Certificates of Appreciation, Dragon Force Awards, National Team Awards, twelve Special Plaques and numerous other awards. The Banquet and Exam were a success due to the hard work and devotion of all the Black Belts and Parents. A Special Thank You goes out to Mrs.Yoko Katayama who coordinated the Awards Banquet and made it a huge success. I want to thank Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Min Lee, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts and Sempai Ashleigh Hunt who assisted me and ensured that the Awards Banquet went well.

    2:) HISTORY: This was Ryoshin-Kan's 22nd Annual Black Belt Awards Banquet and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Karate school and the Dragon Force Demo Team. I established both of these in December 1980. That is why I hold the Black Belt Exam and Banquet in December, so that we can Honor the founding of our Great Karate School and all the Students that have studied here. We have come along ways since I taught the Karate Club on the USS Conygham DDG17 back in 1980. The first Demo that I ever performed in was onboard that U.S. Navy Ship at sea off the coast of the Bahamas Islands. This year we will be performing the 22nd annual Christmas Karate Show at the Military Circle Mall in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday 10 and 17 December 2005. Both Shows start at 12:30 PM and it will be filmed and televised during the Christmas Holiday Season.

    3:) BLACK BELT EXAM RESULTS: The following outstanding students passed the Exam and were promoted on 3 December 2005.
  • SHIHAN-DAI Certification: Sensei Steve Borloz
  • SHIDOIN Certification: Sensei Michael Wilkins
  • SANDAN Karate-Do: Sempai Riemann Katayama
  • SANDAN Goshinjitsu: Sempai Riemann Katayama
  • NIDAN Goshinjitsu: Sensei Michael Wilkins
  • NIDAN Kobudo Certification: Sensei Steve Borloz
  • NIDAN Jr Kobudo: Sempai Zachary Thomas
  • NIDAN Jr. Karate-Do: Zinjin Iglesia
  • SHODAN Jr. Kenjitsu: Sempai Zachary Thomas, Sempai Ashleigh Hunt, Zinjin Iglesia, Maurice Reed, Nami Dao, Joshua Ebreo, Trey Torres
  • SHODAN Jr Karate-Do: Natalie Ebreo, Ashley Boone, Bella Bartha, Chris Herron, Zachary McEwen, Leo Navarro, Darian Reed

    4:) BLACK BELT AWARDS BANQUET RESULTS: I gave out over one hundred awards at the 2005 Banquet. The following are the Top Awards for the Year 2005.
  • INSTRUCTOR of the YEAR 2005: Sensei Steve Borloz & Sensei Min Lee
  • BLACK BELT PROMOTIONS / Certifications: See Exam results in Para #3
  • TOP BUSHIDO CAMP AWARDs: Steve Borloz, Min Lee, Zachary Thomas, Ashleigh Hunt, Zinjin Iglesia, Maurice Reed, Nami Dao, Joshua Ebreo, Trey Torres, Natalie Ebreo, Ashley Boone, Bella Bartha, Chris Herron, Zachary McEwen, Mike Bartha and Austin Thomas.
  • TOP NATIONAL TEAM AWARDS (Certificates & Plaques) Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Min Lee, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sensei Michael Wilkins, Sempai Teddy Katayama, Sempai Riemann Katayama, Ashleigh Hunt, Zachary Thomas, Zinjin Iglesia, Nami Dao, Joshua Ebreo, Natalie Ebreo, Ashley Boone, Ron Boone, and Jimmy Adams
  • TOP DRAGON FORCE DEMO TEAM AWARDS: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Min Lee, Sensei William Lee, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sensei Matthew Borloz, Sensei Michael Wilkins, Sempai Teddy Katayama, Sempai Riemann Katayama, Sempai Zachary Thomas, Sempai Ashleigh Hunt, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Maurice Reed, Nami Dao, Joshua Ebreo, Trey Torres, Natalie Ebreo, Ashley Boone, Bella Bartha, Zachary McEwen, Ron Boone, Jimmy Adams and Austin Thomas.
  • TOP ACADEMIC AWARD: Sempai Riemann Katayama
  • TOP NATIONAL TEAM SUPPORT: Sempai Lynnwood Yeatts
  • TOP BANQUET COORDINATOR: MRS. Yoko Katayama
    Congratulations and well done to all Black Belts, Staff and Relatives on an Outstanding 2005 Black Belt Exam and Awards Banquet.
    "OSU"
    Sensei Tim Thompson
    Founder / Director
    Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
    Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team