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American Kyuki-Do Federation Promotes 12 Elgin Students

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  • Elgin's Newest Black Belts! From left to right...Danny Albert, David Chenet, Greg Bodin, Sami Rose McCune, Sukaina Ali, Steve Tammes, Christy Tammes, Marivel Valenciano, Master Rick Steinmaier, Layne Congelosi, Haider Ali, Aiden Martin and Chief Instructor Seve Moreno

      Elgin's Newest Black Belts! From left to right...Danny Albert, David Chenet, Greg Bodin, Sami Rose McCune, Sukaina Ali, Steve Tammes, Christy Tammes, Marivel Valenciano, Master Rick Steinmaier, Layne Congelosi, Haider Ali, Aiden Martin and Chief Instructor Seve Moreno
    Jen Kazda

 
Rick Steinmaier

The American Kyuki-Do Federation promoted twelve students from Kim's Black Belt Academy and Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin to the rank of 1st Dan Black Belt, Saturday May 4th. The Huntley Park District hosted the promotional examination which included 44 candidates from throughout the Midwest. The Midwest Tournament of Champions immediately followed on May 5th where Elgin Instructor Drew McCurdy (2nd Dan) earned the title of Grand Champion for the second time.

Students achieving their 1st Dan rank were:

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Danny Albert

Haider Ali

Sukaina Ali

Greg Bodin

David Chenet

Layne Congelosi

Sami Rose McCune

Aiden Martin

Christy Tammes

Steve Tammes

Marivel Valenciano

The promotion celebrated the first black belts (Steve and Christy Tammes) promoting from Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin.

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