Congratulations to Master Jeff Hurben of Midnight Sun Martial Arts Academy on his promotion to 7th degree on February 26, 2021. His testing was presided over by Grand Master Trevor Nicholls, Vice President of the ITF via Zoom, with Master Suzan Crochet and Master William Howard present at the venue. Special guest Mrs. Sandra Lim was also present on zoom along with over 200 other spectators both in person and over zoom from around the world and the USA.
Master Hurben began seriously training in 1995 and opened his school in 2000. His school has been instrumental in community service in Fairbanks, Alaska. They have donated nearly 90,000 pounds of food to food shelters over the past 14 years. His school has raised thousands of dollars for big brothers and big sisters. He won the 7 seals award which is a military award in recognition of signifiant individual or organizational achievement, initiative or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission. He was recently sekected by the Mayor of Fairbanks, to represent small business leaders on a community panel to choose the next police chief for Fairbanks Alaska. He has competed in 4 world championships. Won silver in sparring and bronze in patterns in 2010. He won a gold medal in sparring in 2012. He has been the USA head coach since 2012. He has created numerous individual and team champions.