Congratulations to TG Ayers and Todd Marlowe – both were awarded the rank of shodan on November 5, 2016!
Aikido training is truly a marathon, not a sprint, as proven by these gentlemen. Though training for both was interrupted by injuries and work, Todd and TG persevered over the last seven years to become serious students (aka black belts). They are a joy to train with and a blessing to our dojo. Both always step onto the mats with a willingness to work hard, a desire to help others, and a love of this martial art. Dojos truly become family and these are two of our best who have made us all better! We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone in your journeys and we look forward to continuing to training together!