Ma’am, I am honored to be writing this message. I tell Black Belts and school owners to never forget where they came from and who started them in their training. We start Martial Arts for many different reasons but we stay because of the people. I would not be here today, 34 years later if it wasn’t for your guidance, leadership, kindness and care. The journey of a career Martial Artist can be tiring and selfless. The common thread we have is wanting better for others. We are a Martial Art family first. Congratulations on this great honor of 9th Degree Black Belt!