10 years of hard work and strong determination have paid off. Patrick Reed is now the 26th Black Belt under Master Yamashita. His whole family was in attendance for the big day.
Our major complaint with the test comes right back to THE BASICS! He was nearly failed because of his stances and pivots. We can not stress enough how important they are.
Also, Gilbert was presented his Black Belt Certificate by Sensei Mits. Gilbert passed his black belt last December. Now all he has to do is find a large enough space on the wall to display it.