(from left to right): Jeremy Gooch, Matt Queen, G. Mowbray, Ben McCrary, and Jay Johnson.

During the month of November, four hard-training students at Austin Ving Tsun Academy’s south school advanced to the position of assistant instructor. Pictured above is long-time practitioner Gary Mowbray (center) along with the four new black shirts (from left to right): Jeremy Gooch, Matt Queen, G. Mowbray, Ben McCrary, and Jay Johnson.

Advancement to Assistant Instructor requires a minimum rank of Student Grade 9, completion of the Assistant Instructor Training Course, and a recommendation by one or more of the senior instructors. As with all rank testing and promotion in the NVTO, the three A’s (attendance, ability, and attitude) are key factors. Congratulations!