At the recent State grading held in Toowoomba Kyoshi Brad Ross and Kyoshi Jim Friis were both promoted to 8th degree black belt by Soke Bob Jones. Soke Bob Jones awarded their new belts complete with English/Celtic writing during the Senjo ceremony in front of hundreds of martial artists and spectators.

I am truly humbled and honoured to be awarded this rare promotion by Soke Bob. It is now up to me to ensure I continue to increase my knowledge and to promote BJMA whilst upholding my values and behaving at all times with integrity.