The first session after a tournament is a good opportunity to present promotions. Promotions after an event reinforce effort, irrespective of outcome.
New Hollis Park promotions were as follows;
Ethan Bridson was promoted to Yonkyu (green belt).
To Sankyu (first brown belt level);
Amber Erps was promoted to Nikyu (second brown belt level).
Promotions are generally viewed as recognition of improved skill level. However, promotions also represent much more. Promotions recognize and celebrate dedication, service to Judo, acceptance of responsibility, and personal growth. All the recipients of our recent promotions have demonstrated improved skills, dedication, and growth. We are proud that they are members of the Hollis Park Judo Team.