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Master Instructor and Successor Certification

I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Master Eric Stalloch to be my successor regarding American Eagle Style and the American Martial Arts Institute. Master Stalloch was presented with a custom-made framed certificate designating him as the only master of American Eagle Style on Thursday, August 15, 2013 while on our school's training cruise to the Caribbean. The title"master of the style" carries with it much more responsibility than the prestigious position of "master in the style." This means that after my passing he will become the Grandmaster and the decision maker for the style's growth and direction. As a Grandmaster I am very fortunate to have such an outstanding student with a deep dedication and love of the school and its students. This appointment eases my mind and secures the future of our school for the next generation.

The following is the text of the certificate which now hangs in the main office and training hall:

Master Instructor and Successor Certification
Eric Stalloch

There can only be one Grandmaster in a traditional style of martial arts and so too there can only be one Master Instructor designated to succeed him. This document identifies and sanctions Eric Stalloch as the Master Instructor and Successor of American Eagle Style.

The title of Master Instructor takes on many definitions in the realm of the martial arts and in education. Let it be known that in the American Martial Arts Institute an individual holding that title has earned it by knowledge, action, and a personal ommitment to the perpetuation of the American Eagle Style and the American Martial Arts Institute. The individual designated as the Master Instructor and Successor in this school has therefore been identified as the heir to the position of Grandmaster of the school and its future teachings and direction. This person is in fact not a master in the style but rather a master of the style.

As Grandmaster and founder of the American Martial Arts Institute and the American Eagle Style, I hereby designate the title and position of Master Instructor and Successor to Eric Stalloch by placing my name and personal seals along with the school seal to this document.

Grandmaster Clifford C. Crandall, Jr.
Grandmaster and Founder of American Eagle Style

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