In June, our annual Massachusetts Gathering of Martial Artists was a great success. Martial artists from many disciplines came together to learn, train, visit, and break bread. We had a lot of fun, too! We look forward eargerly to MAGMA 2019 and invite you to join us.
Also at this event, our own Shihan George Thibault was double-promoted to Hachidan, and given the title of Professor. This was very exciting and well-deserved. Professor Thibault is a dedicated, talented, and skilled martial artist and teacher who is constantly seeking to learn and grow. His journey began many years ago and we hope it will continue for many years to come.
We also congratulate our five new Nidans! Well done, everyone!
We want to thank all those who gave of their time and talents: GM Patrice Lim, GM Bobby LaMattina, Professor Nick Chamberlain, Soke Paul Cervizzi, Kyoshi Kiyoshi Takeuchi, GM Joe Rebelo, Shihan Ray Erlandson, Sensei Steve DiOrio, Sensei Wade Martin, Sensei Rick Borges, and Sifu Brian Doherty.