To add to the last two posters, I'll take the opportunity to congratulate Ernst and Bob. After an exhausting 3 1/2 hour test they were yesterday (Dec. 17th) awarded their 1st degree black belts. A picture will be posted shortly.
Well done guys!! Now we can get started
And an extra congratulation to Richard, who achieved his second degree in the same test. Well done to him too, so congratulations!!!
Marcel de Jong, 4th Black from the Netherlands
Without you all I would not have so much fun in my life. Kenpo is what we live..!! My respect for you all to be in attendance together with me last Saturday in Dusseldorf Germany to be in the seminar with Rainer Schulte and Robert Fuhr. We learned, we enjoyed, we did teach, we helped out and we were friends. We even were featured on German Television.
The test on Sunday was just that good and it took us way over 3 hours to see how Bob Hessel and Ernst Blikslager were totally lifted into our Brotherhood of Black Belts.
Richard Baarspul became a 2nd. degree black and it was very painful to look at his razorsharp precision. I mean you as acting "dummies" for Richard and he himself are just like in the old days with Rainer Schulte. Sharp, precise, rough and tumble, but never too much overdone.
My appreciation also goes to my black belt students as test supervisors: Manon Aben 4th. black, Marcel de Jong 4th. black, Jaap van de Ridder 1st. black, Jeroen Terpstra 4th. black, Michael Woudstra 4th. black.
Have my ongoing support..!!
Hans Hesselmann - International Kenpo Karate Alliance.
6th. degree black belt Ed Parker's Kenpo Karate.