Shihan+SenseisThey came, they saw and they did conquer. Purple Dragon Tortola BVI branches have done it again and are now pleased to announce 5 new black belts and the upgrade in rank of our local dojo instructors to 4th Dan Black Belts with the title of Sensei.

On Wednesday 26 March 2014 a combined team of warriors and supporters led by Sensei Verne Turnbull and Sensei Bevon Baptiste travelled to Trinidad, WI to attend and participate in the 135th Purple Dragon Black Belt Grading hosted by Professor Don Jacob (owner/founder) – Purple Dragon International.

Unlike any other Black Belt Grading in the world; The Purple Dragon Black Belt Grading, as it is; truly represents the ultimate test of physical strength, endurance and mental ability. Hopeful candidates must undergo three consecutive days of testing designed to examine the willpower and strength of each candidate. The event saw the attendance of participants from different countries across the globe such as Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica, Mississippi, New York, Miami and Canada.

Purple Dragon Tortola was fortunate to have 7 (seven) successful candidates, namely; Sensei Verne Turnbull, Sensei Bevon Baptise, Turryl Richards, Maat Penn, Ricky Singh, Mitchel Penn and Malik George. This was also a first for BVI students to participate in a Purple Dragon Black Belt grading at the same time as their instructors. All 7 candidates put their best foot forward mentally and physically and were all victorious in passing the grading.

The successful new black belts would like to wholeheartedly thank their dojo instructors; Sensei Verne Turnbull and Sensei Bevon Baptiste for their hard work and dedication and also all the students and supporters who gave their support either on the dojo or by travelling with us to this event and also the entire BVI community for their support.

If you would like more information about Purple Dragon and our classes please do not hesitate to contact us today at 284-499-5989 (Sensei Verne Turnbull) or 284-341-7624 (Sensei Bevon Baptiste) or visit us online at www.purple-dragon.com