Thomas Dietrich - 6th PG Escrima
partner, friend and master of his domain - that's how I reckon
Master Thomas Dietrich. On October, 23rd 2010 Grandmaster Bill
Newman was giving a seminar in Maulbronn. Master Thomas Dietrich
wanted to come around as well. Both of us were really looking
forward to this joint session since both our timetables have been
really packed the last couple of years. However, I was especially
looking forward this time.
Bill Newman awards Thomas Dietrich the first 6th PG in Newman-Escrima.
for my anticipation: Grandmaster Bill let me know beforehand that
it would be Master Thomas Dietrich, being his student for over
28 years, which will receive the first 6th Master's Grade awarded
than deserves it. He's propagating Newman-Escrima within the EWTO
for decades and for the last couple of years he is also representing
it at the leadership seminars, with tons of positive feedback.
training partners coined his nickname "Doc" for good
reason: With a surgeon's precision he's dissecting his opponents
and their movements. Next he's analysing his own actions with
the same meticulousness to reach the maximum possible efficiency
of moving and movements. Sparring with him turns out to be likewise
informative and pleasent each time!
Thomas, for imparting all that knowlege to me and for all those
years of training together. I'm looking forward for the upcoming
5. PG Escrima