Mountain Karate Academy recently promoted students attaining black belts. Students who receive their black belts do not receive their first Dan stripe for six months, which is a probationary period. Students listed as first Dan are promotions, while students who achieve second Dan tested for the stripe. From left are, Master Rich Gross, Rich Maglionico, instructor; New Black Belt: Donato Sabatino, new black belt; John Collins, second Dan; Samantha Gruber, new black belt; Devin Scott, first Dan; Alexis Scott, new black belt; Jeffrey Sharp and Dave Scott, first Dan; and Masters Paul Maglionico and John Fagliarone.