Sa Bom Nim Torchia began his training along side me at the age of 6 in New London, CT. We each tested and passed our Dan Shim Sa (black belt test) in 1991 shortly after Mike celebrated his 10th birthday. I recall how impressed all of us were with his strength and determination at such an early age; something his father (a US Army Green Beret) had no doubt instilled in him. He and I tested side-by-side for both 2nd and 3rd Dan tests. I've watched him grow into the strong man and fine role model he is today. I'm extremely proud of his most recent accomplishment and I look forward to continuing our training together for many years to come.
Congratulations Sa Bom Nim Torchia!