Our Black Belts

The black belt has a humility that is evident to all who know him. He should have the perseverance to face difficult circumstances in the dojang and outside of it. The black belt should always be in control of herself. And he should be a success in the other areas of life outside the martial arts.

Keith Yates

2013-2014 American Karate & Self Defense Black Belts

2013-2014 American Karate & Self Defense Black Belts

Our Black Belts:

Virgil Sioco – 6th Dan – 2006/12/1
Caleb Cmar – 3rd Dan – 2007/9/15
Tom Alston – 3rd Dan – 2011/3/5
Jerry Casey – 2nd Dan – 2008/9/6
Tom Stimson – 2nd Dan – 2010/11/6
Ray Bennett – 2nd Dan – 2010/11/6
Jackie McRae – 1st Dan – 2006/11/1
Tommy Lopez – 1st Dan – 2010/6/19
Ahtzidary Martinez – 1st Dan – 2011/6/4
Isaac Vidales – 1st Dan – 2011/6/4
Mario Martinez – 1st Dan – 2011/6/4
Kennedy Settemi – 1st Dan – 2012/12/15
Ricardo Sierra – 1st Dan – 2012/12/15
Shannon Mani – 1st Dan – 2012/6/2
Alejandro Gallegos – 1st Dan – 2013/6/1
Orlando Gallegos – 1st Dan – 2013/6/1
Heather Colson – 1st Dan – 2013/6/1

Forrest McClain – 2nd Dan – 2002/4/6
Erica Luna – 2nd Dan – 2005/8/17
Wendolyn Isidro – 2nd Dan – 2008/12/13
Emily Herold – 2nd Dan – 2008/9/6
Cullen VanHooser – 2nd Dan – 2009/6/28
Alec Rico – 1st Dan – 2004/11/1
Jonathan Jergovic – 1st Dan – 2004/11/1
Joseph Jergovic – 1st Dan – 2004/11/1
Carmelo Garcia – 1st Dan – 2004/5/1
Kayla Gaiennie – 1st Dan – 2004/5/1
Miguel Lopez – 1st Dan – 2004/5/1
Miles Ray – 1st Dan – 2004/5/1
Simon Hill – 1st Dan – 2004/5/1
Eduardo (Lalo) Dominguez – 1st Dan – 2005/12/1
Desmon Jackson – 1st Dan – 2005/5/1
Frieda Dunkelburg – 1st Dan – 2006/3/1
Jennifer Amaya – 1st Dan – 2006/3/1
Ana Mendez – 1st Dan – 2007/12/8
Patricia Mendez – 1st Dan – 2007/12/8
Collin Cathcart – 1st Dan – 2007/5/1
Katie Wolf – 1st Dan – 2007/5/1
Mark Sears – 1st Dan – 2007/5/1
Ellen Braht – 1st Dan – 2008/11/22
Mario Ramos – 1st Dan – 2008/11/22
Rolfe Chappell – 1st Dan – 2008/11/22
Agustin Mendez – 1st Dan – 2008/6/28
Allan Ramos – 1st Dan – 2008/6/28
Hector Flores – 1st Dan – 2008/6/28
Jasmine Emory – 1st Dan – 2008/6/28
Laurel Chappell – 1st Dan – 2008/6/28
Leo Hernandez – 1st Dan – 2008/6/28
Michael Kaplor – 1st Dan – 2008/6/28
Adrian Lopez – 1st Dan – 2009/11/21
Paul Colson – 1st Dan – 2009/11/21
Rollins Carrie – 1st Dan – 2009/11/21
Carlos Zurita – 1st Dan – 2009/5/16
Chrissy McElheney – 1st Dan – 2010/6/19
Agustin Rodriguez – 1st Dan – 2010/6/19
Caleb Colson – 1st Dan – 2010/6/19
Isaac Haas – 1st Dan – 2010/6/19
Isabel Haas – 1st Dan – 2010/6/19
Johnathan Lichtenwalter – 1st Dan – 2010/6/19
Keirsten Lichtenwalter – 1st Dan – 2010/6/19
Ann Vandenberg – 1st Dan – 2010/6/20
McKenzie Maner – 1st Dan – 2011/12/10
Arath Luna – 1st Dan – 2011/12/10
Guillermo Mata – 1st Dan – 2011/6/4
Julian Galvan – 1st Dan – 2011/6/4
Matt Goldman – 1st Dan – 2012/12/15
Kevin Torres – 1st Dan – 2012/12/15
George Garrido – 1st Dan – 2012/12/15
Eduardo Romero – 1st Dan – 2012/6/2
Sandra Robles – 1st Dan – 2012/6/2
Uriel Robles – 1st Dan – 2012/6/2