It was a great night tonight at the Lab! Joe Gemma, long time student at the Lab, received his well deserved brown belt. Joe is an avid competitor, competing in virtually every tournament in Arizona over the last 4 years. In addition to local tournaments, Joe has traveled to compete in the Pans and, most recently, the Masters/Seniors World Championships. Joe has won his fair share of medals at purple belt, but he saved his best for last as he went through a tough bracket and came home with the silver medal. We are so lucky to have Joe as a teammate and a friend, and could not be more proud. Way to go Joe, looking forward to the future!
Joe with his new belt
Front Row: ( L to R) Robert Copeland, Jared Doctolero, Ben Henderson, Joe Gemma, John Crouch, Chad Wilson, Chuck Gatti
Back Row: ( L to R) Brian Weinbrandt, Luis Ordonez, Jonathan Hill, Scott Boehler, Tyler Rolland, David Brady, Semir Kasumovic