Honorary Black Belt Awarded
The rank of black belt is a prestigious distinction, and for a traditional martial art school such as ours, it takes years of dedication, patience, training, and a positive mental attitude. A black belt is not something you wear; it is something you are. The physical skills and discipline of a black belt are superficial to those who have committed themselves to training in the Art; the rank comes with a responsibility to improve the community and the lives of others.
On Saturday, March 2, 2021, Grandmaster Crandall presented Mr. Scott Lichorowic certificate recognizing him as an honorary black belt.
The certificate reads:
American Martial Arts Institute
American Eagle Style
recognizes Mr. Scott Lichorowic
as an Honorary Black Belt
This certificate is presented in recognition of his years of community service through his business and private acts to better the lives and health of families, agencies, and charity fundraisers. If this weren’t a great enough challenge, he surpassed expectations during the COVID crisis to allow the continuation of these agencies activities while maintaining safety and health conditions necessary for these events.
The tradition of the martial arts was to allow individuals to develop and strengthen themselves in every way possible so as to better their life, their families, and the community in which they lived. Traditional martial arts schools still abide by this underlying belief.
Grandmaster Clifford C. Crandall Jr., with support from the American Martial Arts Institute’s Master Instructors, recognizes this community leader by recognizing him as an Honorary Black Belt First Degree on March 27, 2021.
The certificate is signed and sealed by Grandmaster Crandall and Headmaster Stalloch.
Thank you to Mr. Lichorowic for all he has done for our school and the community.