2012 Promotions

June 22, 2012
Congratulations to some of our Texas Karate legends on their promotions: Phil Wilemon to 8th Dan, Joe Gillum to 7th Dan, and Dwayne (Rooster) Machen to 7th Dan, Eric Loveless to 6th Dan, David Vines to 6th Dan, Carl Whitaker to 6th Dan. See more photos at the gallery pages. Two very special promotions were also presented by AKBBA founder Allen R. Steen; Grandmaster Richard Jenkins to 10th Dan and Grandmaster Charles Bouton to 10th Dan. In addition, Grandmaster Linda Denley was inducted into the Karate Masters Martial Art Hall of Fame by Grandmaster Keith D. Yates who serves not only as our AKBBA High Dan Board Chairman but is also the Vice Chairman of the KMHOF. It was an exciting evening for everyone.