A valuable lesson from my father on the importance of one's honor concerning belt promotion and time served. This explains a few of the requirements of the ShinPu-Ren system followed by a beginner's belt promotion. Dylan finally got his orange belt second time around followed by applause and ceremonious handshaking. All of our karateka earn every ounce of each belt, giving them a strong sense of accomplishment, self worth and the satisfaction of knowing that it wasn' t just a hand out. More to come on testing requirements as well as footage and pics of Hanshi John's last visit.