Two area residents trained for and received upgraded “belts” as they follow their martial arts journey. Pictured (l-r) are Nellie Fargo (Masters in Tang Soo Doo, 17 years of study), Mike Smith (instructor), Marc McKee of Roscommon (first dan, six years of study) and Instructor Brian Ludwig. According to Wiki, The “dan” ranking system is used by many Japanese, Okinawan, and Korean martial art organizations to indicate the level of a person’s ability within a given system.” Classes meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the CRAF Center in Roscommon, located at 606 Lake Street in Roscommon. For information call 989-275-4975.
~ Photo by Tracy Constance