Candidates for Graduation

Fri Mar 29, 6:06pm

Kick Butt Coffee
5775 Airport Blvd   Austin, Texas 78752


IMPORTANT: ALL candidates MUST attend graduation in order to be certified. If you cannot attend graduation, you are not eligible to graduate.  (Do not start procedure!!!) If you can attend graduation then CLICK HERE and fill out the form. Important information is at the bottom of this page.

Gold Sash
Larry Brill
Leo Maki
Bonnie Mingle
Diana Soliz
Sidni Totten
Ellington Tough
Makenna Vasquez-Stegant
Maya Vasquez-Stegant
Levon Weber
Marcey Whitney
Ferris Winston-Whitney
Miles Winton-Whitney

Orange Sash
Julian Drescher-Hayes
Aiden Garcia-Mokry
Stacy Hale
David Hayes
David Hogan
Lillyana Mason
Anaiah Morrison
Abby Rutan
Jillian Stroud

Green Sash
Kaufman Boyd
Ian Briscoe
Leah Drory
Paul DuPont
Vincent Fruge
Mila Garafulic
Junior Garcia
Emma Lyon
Gray Maloney
Leroy Schwind
Aiden Yadav

Blue Sash
Vanessa Dainton
John Hume
Maddi Rutan
Alexander Smith

Purple Sash
Luca Dainton
Alejandro Flores-Rivera
Don Hungerford
Leo Saunders
William Saunders
Linda Sharpe
Kathleen Taylor
Rosanna Worthington

Purple/Black Sash
Brian Minault

Red Sash
Mike Carver (Must know Tai Chi 108 sequence.)
Stephen Cole (Must know Tai Chi 108 sequence.)
Rebecca Kelly (Must know Kung Fu 108 sequence.)


"3-things" Testimonial Letter

Write a Testimonial Letter describing what you have noticed since your last sash and what you see for your future in your training including:

3 areas that you have improved on since you started our program,
3 areas that you would like to make improvements on,
3 actions that you need to take to create improvements in these areas.

You can e-mail or deliver in person.


Graduate Qualified Black Sashes (read this completely)

Our objective as committed instructors is to graduate qualified Black Sashes. This begins when you take that first step and earn your white sash and continues all the way to Black Sash and beyond. Here are a few important things to keep in mind when advancing to your next level:

1. We only recommend you if we know you will pass. We see you in class. We know how you are progressing.

2. The pre-test is on Monday or Tuesday during class. The test is on Wednesday or Thursday during class. The graduation is normally on Friday evening at the school.

3. The pre-test and test provide you with valuable feedback and help us as instructors formally check on your progress.

4. The test fee covers 5 things: your pre-test, your test, your graduation event, your framed diploma, and your sash.

5. Paperwork for testing includes: the recommendation form completely filled out, the “3-things” testimonial, the parent and teacher approval form (for children), the leadership sheet (for blue sash and higher) and the test/graduation fee.

6. The “3-things” testimonial is very valuable to us as instructors. It helps us tune in to where you see yourself in your training. It helps us help you.

7. Paperwork is almost always due the Friday before the week of testing.

8. The schedule for the whole year’s graduations is at the top of the Candidates for Graduation link page we email before every graduation. Plan ahead.

9. If you or other important family or friends are not getting emails from the school, let us know so you can stay informed.

10. There is no fee for spectators at the regular graduation that happens at the school. Please feel free to invite all your friends and family to share and support your progress.

11. There is plenty of parking, as we share the parking lot with Spec's. Do come early to get your preferred seat.

12. Your Black Sash Attitude: courtesy, respect and discipline are considered for each recommendation. Why earn a Black Sash if you don’t also become a better person?

Master Gohring's Tai Chi & Kung Fu, 6611 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78752 • 512-879-7553