I thought it would be fun to take a moment and share this photo. I was going through some old photos and thought this was a good photo to remind everyone that you have to start somewhere in the martial arts and no one is born a black belt. This is Mr. Shawn Gough, one of our 3rd degree black belts, after his first belt test. This was taken when I was teaching out of fitness club in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Of all my students, he has been with me the longest and is the second person to have received a black belt from me.