Red Top Fun Day: Snowboarding and Skiing
On Saturday, March 3, 2018, Grandmaster Crandall and Master Stalloch brought four American Eagle Style black belts to experience Snowboarding at Woods Valley Ski Resort in Westernville, New York. In the American Martial Arts Institute, black belts who are under the age of 18 may request in writing to be accepted into the junior rank class assistant program, often called the Red Top program. This leadership program is documented, in part, in the book Leadership Piece by Piece. The program endeavors to heighten the knowledge of our Red Tops with short trips that provide unique experiences. This trip included lessons with a snowboarding instructor, rentals, an lift tickets.
These excursions expand the Red Tops socially and bring them together through shared experiences. For example, in the past we have taken Red Tops on introductory PADI scuba diving experiences, go-karting, tubing, skeet shooting, and more, which were completely paid for by our school. In retur