So… three years ago I startedtraining in Kuntaw and Sikaran under Kyud Marc De Leon in the metro Torontoarea. I’ve been making 4 hour round trips to further my education. Last night,I tested for my belts in Kuntaw and Sikaran. This was the most grueling test ofmy life. The closest thing I’ve done to this was the gauntlet at Arnis Village inthe Philippines. Even that paled in comparison. At the end of the night, FrancisFernandez and I passed our exam! I want to thank all of the black belts for takingtime out of their schedules to show up and run the test. I also want to thankGM Marc De Leon for all of the guidance he has given me on this journey. I willbe taking the month of March off to catch up with things I’ve been putting offto prepare for the test. I will resume my training with the Kyud Marc in April.