Black Dragon students Sholar and Berard promoted

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Marc Sholar stands on the far left with Barrett Berard on the far right. Master Ken Ducote and wife Kristine stand in the middle.

Recently, Black Dragon Martial Arts, LLC, conducted a black belt promotion ceremony for Barrett Berard and Marc Sholar.

By the authority of Grandmaster Barry Rodemaker, founder of the Tactical Hapkido/Universal Taekwondo Alliance, Grandmaster Jan Brown and Grandmaster John Burt along with Master Ken Ducote, Marc Sholar was promoted to third-degree black belt in the art of Taekwondo. He also received his Certified Instructor's certificate.

Barrett Berard was promoted to fourth-degree black belt in the art of Taekwondo, a Master rating. He was also awarded his Master level Certified Instructor's certificate.

Both gentlemen have years of experience and knowledge of the martial arts--both from the martial side as well as the philosophical side.

At the ceremony, Master Berard was given the honor of becoming the Director of Black Dragon's Taekwondo program.

Also at the ceremony, families and friends as well as the student body of Black Dragon were present to share in this very special occasion.