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A new master in town

August 18th, 2018– Stillwater, MN. Holden Stormoen, 14 earned the rank of Second Degree Black Belt and Jay Throne, 37, earned the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt and title ‘Master’ on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at The Edge Martial Arts Black Belt Exam. As with all Edge Black Belt exams, the candidates demonstrated strength, flexibility, respect, focus, determination, concentration, endurance, and agility all at the level of martial arts excellence required to earn a Black Belt ranking at The Edge. Holden Stormoen, 14, of Stillwater who has been training for 7 years at The Edge earned the rank of 2nd Degree and wanted to thank his parents for helping push him to have an active summer training for this test instead of having lazy summer like most teenagers would like to do. His message to student base was “Just stick with it, give it your best, and never quit even when you want to sit down and cry. Remember The Edge Family and your own family are behind you and supporting you.” Jay Throne, 37, of Savage who started his training the Martial Arts in 1988 has had a successful competition and teaching career. He took a couple years off after graduating college to pursue a job in technology and returned to train with The Edge about a year and half ago. Throne has this to say “Growing up in a karate school from a young age [7] I had a lot of hero’s. Some are sitting up on the panel today. I wouldn’t drive an hour to be at this amazing school [The Edge] if it didn’t contain you [Master Thorn] and the great people that are here all of the time.” The Black Belt panel was made up of Multiple Master Instructors and Multiple World Champions including Grand Master John Longstreet, Master Nathan Thorn, Master Donald Brady, Master Michael Schafer, and Master Stephen Welsh who were all in attendance to witness the exam and give their consent.

“Three in our family are actively attending class twice a week at The Edge. Our twins began karate at age 4+ and dad has been attending for one year. Master Thorn and his skilled staff are highly focused on developing the mental and physical skills of each class member. It is a pleasure to see our children mature and grow with training and age. The mental and physical focus that develops with martial arts also improves my focus professionally. We enjoy and are honored to be a member of The Edge Family.”
“Master Thorn takes the time to teach the kids individually, and the staff is always helpful and willing to answer any questions. The Edge has done a tremendous job, not only teaching karate, but also commitment and respect. I highly recommend The Edge!”
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