A few weeks ago, we held our first promotions of 2024! I'd like to say congratulations to everyone from Palo Alto and HQ who leveled up! Hard work pays off, so keep learning, working hard, evolving, and, above all else, enjoying Jiu Jitsu!
Special congratulations to Kris Korpova on being promoted to the rank of black belt! Kris came to CTA as a purple belt, having trained with multiple-time world champion Hannette Stack and Andre Terencio in Chicago. He immediately embraced our culture and everything CTA was about. Over the years, he has been an amazing addition to the CTA family, and it was my honor to promote him to black belt!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support your teammates! These promotions always remind me of what makes CTA so special, and that's all of you! For those who were not promoted, keep showing up, be consistent, and your time will come! Jiu-Jitsu is truly for everyone!