Congratulations are in order for those that tested for their respective levels, it was a outstanding display of skill - the positive energy of friendship and camaraderie filled the room. It was also a milestone as Azeem McDaniel was promoted to Level 7, Full Qualified Instructor, becoming the first student of Guro John Soriano to achieve this out of the Balintawak Seattle group. Additionally, Azeem's son, twelve year old Shahid McDaniel, successfully tested for Level 6, Completion of the Art. Special mention to the other Seattle members who successfully tested: Quntin Abellon & Lance Lu (Level 6), Belton Lubas (Level 5), Arielle Fontelera, Jeff Pearce, Itsa Shash (Level 4), Daylon Foltz, Edward Madrid (Level 3), Nelson Pinto, Chad Foltz, Abishek Asokan (Level 2), Martin Joubert, Kevin Westman (Level 1). Well done all of you.
Of course the event wouldn't have been a success without Grandmaster Bobby Taboada - thank you so much for your teaching, guidance, and support. From our heart, you are welcome, with respect!