Chris is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a white belt (for 2 more weeks) in Kobudo.
Chris was chosen for a number of reasons. First, and foremost, he's there a lot... helping with color belts...a lot. A number of younger students really look up to him, and he uses that to really influence and mold them.
Chris recently became old enough to join the adult class. That's quite a jump for most. Longer classes... more intense.... you're sparring folks much older.... but Chris has taken it in stride. "100 push ups today.... deal... let's do it again tomorrow".
There aren't a ton of ways to gauge improvement.... especially when it's gradual. Tournaments are one way to get a feel for how you're doing with respect to your peers. In November, Chris competed in the Chippewa Falls tournament and took 2nd in forms (his highest to date since going to black belt). He even won one of the judges.... which really says something.
Thanks for all your help... positive attitude.... and solid example you set for your peers. Keep up the great work, Chris!!