Sunday, August 10, 2014

Master Benjamin Lew Retires

After teaching as chief instructor since 1982, Master Benjamin Lew is retiring, but will always consider his students as family.

Master Lew began training in Chayon-Ryu nearly forty years ago, and started training Kim Soo Karate Clearlake in 1975. In 1982, he took over as the chief instructor from Mr. Paul Driggers. Master Lew was awarded with a certificate of appreciation from Grandmaster Kim Soo for his years of service and dedication to Chayon-Ryu.
Master Ray Nelson, Mr. Warren Faubion, Grandmaster Kim Soo, Master Lew, and Master Santiago Rangel

Mr. Faubion is appointed new chief instructor for Kim Soo Karate Clearlake

Mr. Warren Faubion was appointed the new chief instructor for Kim Soo Karate of Clearlake. Congratulations Master Lew on forty years of dedication, and to Mr. Faubion for his appointment.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Black Belt Promotions

Congratulations to our newly promoted black belts! Wonderful job!

  • Master John Peeler ... 5th dan ... Kim Soo Karate of North Carolina
  • David Bayles ... 2nd dan ... Kim Soo Karate Spring Branch/World HQ
  • Brian Moye...2nd dan ... Kim Soo Karate Spring Branch/World HQ
  • Alan Bryson ... 1st dan ... Kim Soo Karate Spring Branch/World HQ

Monday, August 4, 2014

Black Belt Promotions August 2014

Master Peeler is presented with his 5th Dan belt by Grandmaster
Kim Soo. Master Peeler is from the North Carolina branch.
280th Aug 2014     Black Belt Promotions: Congratulations Black Belts!
5th Dan     John Thomas Peeler (North Carolina Chayon-Ryu)
2nd Dan    Dave Bayles (World HQ)
2nd Dan    Brian A. Moye (World HQ)
1st Dan     Alan Bryson (World HQ)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

280th Rank Examination

On Saturday, August 2nd, the 280th Rank examination was held at the Chayon-Ryu world Headquarters. Students came from Baytown, Kingwood, Rosenberg, and as far away as North Carolina to test for rank.
Mr. Peeler, from the North Carolina program took his masters test. Congratulations to all the testing students!

Photography by Kenneth Young, Cheryl Lauersdorf, Sydney Moen and Melissa L. Nichols