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|Eric Cook Promotion to Judo Nidan|
|February 1, 2019
Congratulations to Eric Cook on his promotion to Judo Nidan (2nd Dan Black Belt)!
Mr Cook was the first student I got to hand physically hand a Judo Black Belt to back in July 2011. His journey to Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) had him training with Sensei Matl and me because we were under the same rook. Since then, he has only been training with me.
Mr Cook has a super busy schedule working full time in sale that requires a lot of travel, a wonderful wife, and 4 awesome children. With all of those scheduling and availability challenges, he still makes time to get in to the Dojo at least once per week, sometimes more.
Mr Cook is always working hard, still looking to improve, and is always helping anyone on the mat with patience and knowledge. I am extremely proud that he is one of my Black Belts and has found a way in life to still show up, work, and give back to Judo.
This is what it really means to be a Martial Artist and a Black Belt. Dedication.
Judo & Jiu-Jitsu Rokudan
Head Instructor - Team Haas Judo Jiu-Jitsu