August 25th, Matt McBride tested for his 1st degree Black Belt in Goju-Shorei Karate. The testing took place at Evolution Martial Arts Academy, in Sparks, Nevada. The test was successful for Mister McBride due in no small part to the courage and support of the ukes, Jazmyn Earl and Burton Smith.
The 15 member test board had 481 years of accumulated martial arts experience.
Left to Right
Back Row: Martin Amba, Ken Mammen, Doug Leet, Glenn Ristine, Ray Neill, John Chatwood, John Watermolen, Andy Tourin, John Atkinson, ukes Jasmyn Earl and Burton Smith.
Front Row: Gene Green, MJ Amba, Matt McBride, Alexander Archie, Dave McNeill, Mark Ramsey, Denise Ramsey.