The children have been studying martial arts at the Mateo Academy for about a year and a half now. They all enjoy it and do pretty well, but Anna has really showed some natural skill in it and was asked to start training with the adult classes about six months ago. She was thrilled and it has helped her grow in many ways. Recently she was promoted to a yellow belt second degree in the adult rankings. She wasn't sure what ranking she would receive and was so excited when he announced it. And I just love this picture. It says a thousand words to my heart. If anyone is looking for a place to learn good quality martial arts, this is the man to teach you. He teaches for all the right reasons and is a great mentor.