Mr. Rodea promotes second generation MCMA black belts

On March 1st, 2006, Jose "Pancho" Rodea promoted two of his students to the rank of first degree black belt.  Stacy and Lana Borash were presented their rank by Steve Scott, owner of Monroe County Martial Arts.

Mr. Rodea received his black belt in Tae Kwon Do from Mr. Scott.  He and his wife Carolyn then moved north and eventually took jobs teaching Spanish to students at Portage High School.  While there Mr. Rodea founded the Portage High school Tae Kwon Do Club.

Stacy and Lana are the first black belts to have ever received their rank from Mr. Rodea.  Additionally, they are the first "third generation" black belts to receive training from a Monroe County Martial Arts black belt.

Our congratulations to Stacy and Lana, as well as to all the other students who tested for rank that day.  You are a credit to Mr. Rodea, Portage High school, and the Monroe County Martial Arts tradition.  Keep up the good work!


Stacey, Mr. Scott, Mr. Rodea, and Lana