Oneonta Taekwon-Do promotes two black belts

Back: Phineas Brown-Collins, Priscilla McCabe, Matt Goodrich, Jennifer Butler, Mark Barreto
Front: Grandmaster SJ Kim, Master Ray Mannion

Congratulations to Phineas Brown-Collins and Dr. Mark Barreto. They were promoted to 1st Dan black belt on November 2, 2012.

Under the administration of Grandmaster SJ Kim, 9th Dan, the two men demonstrated combinations and patterns before board breaking and sparring. Their promotion to black belt was also contingent upon a timed 2 mile run and a written exam.

Dr. Barreto began his Taekwon-Do journey over 12 years ago and trained under 3 different master instructors. Phineas enrolled at Oneonta Taekwon-Do just over 3 years ago. Both have trained diligently and demonstrated the personal characteristics worthy of representing Taekwon-Do International and Oneonta Taekwon-Do.


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