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Jiu-jitsu belt promotions
McMinnville Jiu-Jitsu Academy recently gave promotions for students. Above, students who earned promotions are, front row, from left, Charlie Jones, Eli Reagan, Connor Cook, Ellie Jones, Alyssa Lawrence and Tallula Watson. Back row, Tammy Jones, Robin Clark, Cody Cates and Ray Morton.
Robin Clark celebrated his 10th year teaching jiu-jitsu locally with a pair of firsts in promotions. Cody Cates, left, was the first adult student to receive a brown belt and Ray Morton, right, received a green belt, the highest promotion a person under 16 can earn. Morton is 14.