Please make every effort possible to either participate or observe Joe as he tests. I personally can not wait for the date. Over the years at Checkmate, Joe has been a great training partner, student, teacher and always brings a great attitude. His presence on the mat always makes for an enjoyable training session. Joe made my journey to black possible and continues to contribute to my learning. To witness, Uki, contribute, and participate in Joe’s blackbelt test will be a tremendous honor. To walk this path side by side with Joe is a privilege I do not take lightly. I know it will be greatly appreciated by Joe and Sensei Leigh to have as many people on the mat as possible. I look forward to seeing you on 11-20-10.