My congratulations to Tom Toye of the Rose School of Karate, New Durham, NH for successfully demonstrating the skills necessary for promotion to 4th Degree Purple Belt in C&S Self Defense Association. I evaluated Tom at a RSK class held Thursday 10/19/17 at Master Timothy House's Tai Chien Dojo at the Mill Pond Center in Durham, NH.
Despite being extremely busy with his business interests and not being able to attend class on a regular basis, Tom has displayed the disciple to train on his own, ask questions when needed, and work hard on his art. It is for these reasons that I have approved Tom to participate in the upcoming Brown Belt Exams to be held 11/30/17 (separate announcement of this exam will be forthcoming).
Tom obviously has a lot of work ahead of him to hit that target, and will need all of our help. So, let's all jump to it in our own work as well in helping Tom get ready for his goal.
Switching over from Green Machine to the Purple Haze....
From left to right: 5th Degree Green Belt Mike Palczynski of the Bear Den Karate Club Eliot, ME, 2nd Degree Black Belt Marty Richter of the Tai Chien Dojo Durham, NH, 4th Degree Purple Belt Tom Toye of the Rose School of Karate New Durham, NH, 6th Degree Black Belt Master Timothy House of the Tai Chien Dojo Durham, NH, 2nd Degree Black Belt Eleanne Solorzano of the Rose School of Karate New Durham, NH, and new student of Grandmaster Rose, Peter O'Rourke, a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kempo Karate.
Purple Belt Tom Toye and Grandmaster Peter Rose of the Rose School of Karate, New Durham, NH.