sensei eric trent, shodan

Sensei Eric Trent

Eric Trent received his black belt on January 14, 2017 one week before getting married and after a grueling 3-day test that involved 20 kata, 100 Ippon Kumite, 100 Advanced Ippon Kumite, 5 weapons kata, up to 4-on-1 kumite, various types of randori, including 8-on-1 and 3-on-1 armed, spontaneous knife attacks with a double-edged live blade, presentation and bunkai application of a traditional form of his choice, and an oral presentation of a written thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the rank of shodan. In addition to the formal test, Mr. Trent completed First Aid/CPR Certification and all Cheonjikido academic requirements.