Marcello Lioy's Blog (6)

Recomendation Letter - Simona Lioy

I believe Marcello is a good candidate for a black belt promotion because of his hard work, dedication, and respect for the art. One quality of his that I admire and especially stands out is his ability to make a commitment and stick to it. This journey has had its challenges but Marcello has persevered nonetheless.  I also…

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Added by Marcello Lioy on October 15, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Recomendation Letter - Becky Haruyama

Dear Grandmaster Strongheart and Master Wells,

I am writing to you with the highest recommendation for Marcello Lioy’s advancement to the rank of black…

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Added by Marcello Lioy on October 15, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Community Service Project - Vera Project

For my community service volunteered at the Vera Project.  Vera is an all-ages volunteer-fueled music and arts venue, and its mission is to fuel personal and community transformation through collaborative, youth-driven engagement in music and art.  Music has always been an important part of my…

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Added by Marcello Lioy on October 14, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Goals for future training and learning as a new black belt

My primary goal upon receiving my black belt is to continue to train regularly; I greatly enjoy it, as it pushes me both physically and mentally.  One area that I feel I need to focus on is sparring – that is the most challenging aspect of the training for me.  I have a tendency to over-think things in general, and on the mats this manifests…

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Added by Marcello Lioy on October 7, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

What Kind of Black Belt will I be?

I would like to be an approachable black belt, one that other students are comfortable coming to for help. I feel I have much to give as I have struggled through (and continue in many cases to struggle with) various techniques, or aspects of the forms and have noticed others struggling with the same things. I enjoy leveraging my learning and…

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Added by Marcello Lioy on October 7, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Marcello's Living Heroes

My mother is someone I greatly admire; not only did she teach me to value tolerance, and judge people for who they are and not where they are from or what they look like, but she was also quite successful on her own terms.  My mother worked for various non-governmental organizations working in developing nations in the public health domain.  Being born in…

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Added by Marcello Lioy on October 7, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

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