I am honored to announce Mr. Swetz has successfully attained the rank of Nidan (2nd degree black) in the A.K.E.A. on December 12, 2016. I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Swetz since he returned to the school and have been humbled to watch his mental and physical growth as a martial artist. In addition, he has continued to refine his skills as an instructor, helping others on their warrior journey. I am proud of Mr. Swetz and all that he has accomplished, and I am looking forward to continuing to help guide him as he moves toward Sandan and beyond. – Dr. Tyson Bailey, Sensei
Additional pictures from Mr. Swetz’s test can be seen in the gallery page and a video is posted on the video page.