I am writing to you with the highest recommendation for Marcello Lioy’s advancement to the rank of black belt. For the years I have been a member at Mercer Island Martial Arts, Marcello has always been a consistent voice of encouragement and a great role model for me.
I appreciate Marcello’s respectful approach to providing feedback, and always enjoy practicing with him during class. I also know he carries the values of a black belt throughout his life, as is evident through his lovely family. Marcello has been working consistently toward this goal, and I’ve personally been inspired by his dedication, precise technique, and passion toward his practice. It is an honor to make this recommendation.