We would like congratulate, Myrlino Hufana, on his 25th Anniversary as the leader, PG, teacher, friend and uncle to our family. We are proud to be part of the BMAA family. For our family, this journey started 20 years ago. We found our way to the BMAA studio at Crossroads (Bellevue). We walked in with our three boys, one of which was too young at the time, Vinnie, but the other two, David and Anthony were set to go for their one week trial. That was all it took, we signed the boys up and their Tae Kwon Do training began.
We have so many memories and stories that would fill a book. The many tournaments that we went to, from Oregon to Vancouver, B.C., they were all experiences that the boys learned and grew from, we all did! The one thing that we quickly learned when we joined BMAA, and met Myrlino and Tess, is that we became part of the "BMAA Family". Over the past 20 years Myrlino and Tess have been an incredible support to our family. This studio is more than just instructing students on their forms and sparring in TKD, and their stick and knife movements in ARNIS. It is truly about integrity, and not just when you are at BMAA. Myrlino teaches lifelong lessons to each and every boy, girl, man and woman who participate.
We are forever grateful for all of the love and discipline that Myrlino showed to our boys and our family. He held each one of them accountable, both in and out of the studio and their practices. He helped them grow into the men that they are today. The each respect their "Uncle Myrlino" tremendously. We were always amazed at the patience that Myrlino showed during some difficult situations. Strong, intense, but always there to listen and advice. We know that Myrlino did not do this alone. Always by his side was Tess. We love Auntie Tess!
Congratulations on 25 years of being an amazing role model for all of the young people that have come across the doorway of the BMAA studio. May your good fortune continue for many, many, more years. We love you and thank you for everything you have done for our family since we first met, over 20 years ago!
Love from the Anastasis - Dave, Connie, David, Anthony and Vincent (Renton/Bellevue, 12/2016)