2022: In August of 2022, Mr. Hall was introduced to Master Tom Thurston, (8th Degree Black Belt, former gold medal winning Canadian National Team member, and the first Canadian black belt student of Tae Kwon-Do pioneer, Grandmaster C.K. Choi).
Master Thurston, (who was born and raised in Creston, BC), began working with Mr. Hall and assisting with classes and belt exams at DMA Creston.
2023: On March 28, 2023, Master Thurston presented Mr. Hall with a 4th Degree Black Belt certificate on behalf of Grandmaster C.K. Choi.