BRAH. What can I say that I haven't said before about Dustin? Unusually strong, technical and if I may even have an opinion myself, truly deserving of this promotion. On top of that, achieving this rank from an instructor who has authored several books on the subject and known for not easily handing out belts. Out with the old belt and in with the new.
Here's a guy that just can't wait to get some sparring in with any black belt, regardless of who or where they're from. Always ending even the toughest rolls with gratitude.
Shortly after receiving his promotion, Dustin got thrown by three of the instructors that were in attendance. Then he sparred with the entire academy - back to back for 20 minutes straight.
Big time props goes out to Dustin!