Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment. You are a true testament of perseverance and dedication to your art.
One of my favorite quotes is by a warrior who trained the Roman legions, Heraclitus in 500 bc.
For every one hundred men tou send us, Ten should not even be there. Eighty are nothing but targets. Nine of them are real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the fight. AH, But the one. One of them is a true warrior. We must find them, for they will bring the others back.
Master Olsen. You are the One.
C. Matthew White, Renshi
6th Dan – Shintoyoshin Kai Jiu-Jitsu
5th Dan – Shuri Ryu Karatedo