Congratulations to Mr. Chris Russell as he has achieved a rank of 7th kyu, Yellow Belt in Shuri Ryu Karate. Mr Russell has been training for over a year, including two winters. He demonstrates excellent committment and spirit in his training. We are grateful to count him among our karate-ka. Mr. Spencer called him the best white belt he had seen. And as Mr. Garrett is fond of saying, the yellow belt is the probably the hardest rank to achieve other than Sho Dan. Congratulations Mr. Russell.
Meet the Kosho School of Karate’s Yellow Striped Dragons. Each of these youngsters have been training for six months, showing great effort and passion. Congratulations Dragons. We are proud of our youngsters.
Tonight, Mr Richard Garrett tested and passes a rigorous examination to achieve the rank of Shodan. Sensei James McLain observed Mr. Garrett as he performed all Shuri Ryu standards, requested katas, executed over 15 self defenses, and matched each student in form sparring and kumite.
Mr. Garrett has been training at McLain’s Kosho School of Karate for nearly 9 years. He is a fierce competitor, known for powerful techniques and remarkable speed. It is an honor for all students who have been fortunate enough to have trained with him these many years. Congratulations. Mr Garrett.
Mr. William Spencer has achieved the rank of Shodan. Mr. Spencer has been a student and instructor under Sensei McLain since 1998. A native Nashvillian, he can also be found spending time his his son, installing quality pools, and assisting Mr. McLain with his many day to day operations. No one has passed through the doors of the Kosho School who does not own Mr. Spencer tremendous gratitude for his many years of training. He is an excellent Karate-ka, an excellent father and friend. Congratulations Mr. Spencer.
Congratulations Mr. Patrick Boals on his promotion to Yellow Belt.
7th Kyu is one of the most difficult ranks to obtain at this school.
Congratulations Mr. Boals on your hard work and dedication to Shuri-Ryu Karate.
On Saturday, Mr Neil Stinson was promoted to the rank of Shodan. Congratulations Mr. Stinson.
“great thanks and appreciation to everyone to have trained with me these passed years. I am honored to be Sensei McLain’s student and honored to train Shuri Ryu Karate. Thank You Sensei, Mr. England, Mr. Scott, Mr. Garrett, Mr. Tillman.”