Reid's Shaolin Martial Arts & Highland Martial Arts of Atlanta Formal Testers September 2014:

  • 1st Degree Black Sash - David Drake
  • 1st Degree Black Belt - Cassie Howells, Koan Roy-Meighoo, Kheyal Roy-Meighoo & Ako Mott
  • Probationary Black Sash - Barbara Pendelton
  • 2nd Level Junior Black Belt - Den McGrew
  • 2nd Brown Sash - Jonathan Brownsworth, Chris Butler & Michelle Cook 

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 On Friday September 26, 2014 RSMA & Highland Martial Arts Formal Testing took place at the RSMA-Marietta Location.  Students were well prepared and their preparation showed in their performance.  The Internal Arts portion of the graduation took place at 6pm and was conducted by the senior panel of 6th Degree Shaolin Master Michael Reid, 4th Degree Black Sash Sifu Anne Gilchrist and 4th Degree Black Sash Sifu Westin Otto.  The testing material included Yang Tai Chi, Classical Pa Kua, Yang Tai Chi Broadsword, Tai Chi 24 Combination, Yin/Yang Dagger, Yueh Fei Spa Kwan, Hsing-I Five Roads, Ho Tien Chi and both single and double pushing hands.

The second portion of the Graduation was conducted by a senior panel consisting of 6th Degree Shaolin Master Michael Reid, 4th Degree Black Sash Sifu Westin Otto and 4th Degree Black Sash Sifu Taylor Nichols. Students performed a variety of material including Iron Shirt, White Crane, Tiger, Bird, Classical Weapons (Broadsword, Sai, Cane, Staff & Kwan Dao) and Praying Mantis Application Sets (Seven Hands, Palm Usage, Seven Star Locking) and sparring.

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