Great Grand Master Reyes, I’m so glad that I have had the opportunity to learn from you since I began my first black belt training cycle in 1998. The lessons of pursuing mastery in every aspect of life have influenced not only my martial arts, but my friendships, my marriage, my work, and my faith. Now as I serve underprivileged communities along the western US through The Salvation Army, I take those many lessons and life skills with me and pass on the Martial Arts spirit that you taught me. Not only when I teach a low-income community martial arts class or women’s self defense seminar, or train jiujitsu, but in every interaction with state officials or unhoused families. Thank you for your example and legasy.