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BLACK BELT PROMOTIONS
Several AKATO black belts received higher ranks at an impressive examination on October 2. Jeremy Ledesma (2 dan), Drake Pledger (3 dan), Alexis Romero, James Trimmell, Daniel Cohen, Tim Meeks, and Daniel Trimmell (all to 2 dan). Tim Looney and Buddy Matthews were promoted to 8th dan by Keith Yates and a special promotion was made to Dr. Tom Thompson to the rank of 10th dan black belt. Congratulations to all.

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