Congratulation Black Belts

The IMA Family offers its sincere congratulations to everyone who successfully earned new black belt designations on January 30th!
B.B. Jan. 2016
Over 30 students and instructors endured 8 hours of training and testing this past Saturday as part of their black belt progression. In addition to multiple members of the IMA family earning advanced black belts through many years of dedicated training, one member of our family were also awarded the title of Shihan – making this past weekend one of the most memorable in IMA’s long history.

Jr. Black Belts

Kuro Shiro, Midori
Dylan Billinger
Arianna McCarty
Spencer Frank
Elliot Frank
Dylan Woods
Kyle Gordon
Ria Jansun
Kyle Sheridan
Zachary Smith
Rose Rampy

Shodan Ho
Linda Polanowski
Alex Quiachon
Ben Gygi

Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt)
Emily Horn
Idrissa N’Diaye
Anneka Pawlak
Kurt Nakasato

Nidan Ho
Sherri Murgallis

Rokudan (6th Degree Black Belt)
Shanta Thokar

Special Achievements

In addition to the numerous black belt awards given, additional awards were presented at our Black Belt Extravaganza Dinner on Saturday night:

Shihan
Shanta Thokar

Thanks also to all of the black belts and instructors who helped with the Dan testing and to all of the friends and family that came to support the students.

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