Black Belt Promotion


Saturday, October 27, 2018

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The Annual black belt retreat is being held in Gallatin, TN and is hosted by Master Konrad Spillmann, VIII Dan.  This event is open to all black belts!  The cost of the event with early registration on or before October 4th is $150.  On October 5th and later the registration is $200. The cost of registration includes the seminars, a t-shirt, light lunch Saturday, and dinner on Saturday evening.

Please see the attached packet for details.  On line registration is now open.  Please click on the link at the top where it says "to register Click here." Mail in registration is available in the packet for those who prefer that method.  All mail in registrations should be sent to the Phoenix Group, 9524 Eby St., Overland Park, KS 66212.  Make checks payable to Phoenix Group. Mail in registrations must be post marked by October 4 to be eligible for t shirt and early registration discount.  If you have any questions contact Master Spillmann at or Master Crochet at

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

On Monday, March 6, 2017,  the Phoenix Group had an official black belt testing at Midnight Sun Martial Arts in Fairbanks, Alaska. Mr. and Mrs. Hurben and their students have a lot to be proud of.  Promoting to the rank of 3rd degree Black belt were Ivy Packee, Brian Ely, and Conor Esselmont. Promoting to the rank of 2nd degree were Annaka O'Donoughue, Stuart Allison, and Sarah Waters. Promoting to 1st Degree blackbelt was Kyle Williams. Promoting to the rank of 1st Kup were Ross Esslemont, Callum Esslemont, and Ashley Lannet.  It takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice to achieve what each of you achieved at the testing.  Congratulatiions on a job well done!