Congratulations to Mr. Ezra Scott as he has achieved the rank of San Dan; 3rd degree Black Belt in Shuri Ryu. Mr Scott trains with passion, integrity and grit. He recently competed in the elite competion, the 2017 Trias Cup. Congratulations Mr Scott.
Mr. Jason Tillman has completed and passed his examination to achieve the rank of San Kyu, 3rd brown belt. He is one of only seven people to achieve this rank at McLain’s Kosho School of Karate. To reach this level at our school is no small achievement. This requires years of hard work, dedication and training. However, this type of achievement is no stranger to Mr. Tillman.
Since beginning his Karate training six years ago he has also seen the birth of two of four beautiful daughters. He is a devoted and loving father and husband. He has also achieved his Masters degree and is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Primary and Acute Care. During his Nurse Practitioner training he also complete 600 hours of clinical work. All while working his full time ER job.
Few know the kind of hard work, long hours and challenging circumstances Mr. Tillman has known. Congratulations on your Brown Belt. We all look forward to many years of continued training with you.
Mr Richard Garrett has achieved the rank of Ik Kyu, 1st Brown Belt. He has also been feature on the popular podcast Chop Talk. Listen to his interviews here. Congratulations Mr. Garrett.
We’ve had several promotions to announce this season.
Congratulations to Mr. Ezra Scott, head instructor for McLain’s Kosho School of Karate. He’s been promoted to Ni Dan.
Congratulations to Mr. Richard Garrett. He’s been promoted the Ni Kyu.
Congratulations to Mr. Jason Tillman. He’s most recently been promoted to 4th Kyu.
Congratulations to our newest member, Mr. Patrick Boals. A White Belt, he has earned his Black Dot initiating him as a student of Shuri-Ryu Karate
The 2104 USKK Grand International Tournament, the 30th anniversary of this competition is coming on June 20-22nd. Good luck to all competitors!
Our School is currently preparing to attend the 2013 U.S.K.K.
International Karate/Kobudo Championship Tournament.
Good luck and best wishes to all competitors.
Congratulations to Mr Jason Tillman for achieving the rank of Go Kyu, green belt.
See members of McLain’s Kosho School of Karate and members of the Kosho-Ryu School of Karate (the school of Sensei Mike Awad’s) as we compete in Tournament.