Jesse Concepcion’s Essay

Four years ago, I was a different person.  When I was a fifth grader, I used to have bad grades, I was shy, and I experienced verbal bullying from a few people. This caused me to have low self-esteem. During that year, my teacher noticed that something was wrong with me. My mom and I…

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Belt Presentation

Of course before belt presentation, we had prep class. But today was a test day. Anyways 30 mins before belt presentation started, Shihan told us there will be a secret of some source that we will all have to do. When people started to come in, we all had friendly talks. We were also talking…

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What happened at Warren Mott on Monday

If you saw any of the  local  news today, you would of seen my school, Warren Mott, on the headlines. It started like a normal day, going to classes, learning, laughing, and doing work. Then came lunch. I noticed one of my friends was at lunch very early. Which was unusual. But I over looked it…

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Wrapping things up

Next Saturday is our pretest, and i’m feeling nervous. Actually feeling nervous is good. That way you will be more alert to what you are doing. But this Prep class was just mainly focusing on katas, self-defense, and kicks. To start off class we focused on kicks. We march across the floor doing either a…

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“It’s too COLD for this!!”

I remember last Halloween. It was raining so I didn’t go out. Yet I still went out this Halloween when it was raining and 30-40 degrees. Last Halloween it was not a happy one for my little brother. So to make it up we took him to his friends house and they trick or treat…

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“Where’s Shihan?”

Shihan was not at the karate school on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. So coaching on Thursday was different. To start off the day, I went to the school earlier to help out with the beginners class. Instantly I started to learn the names of the beginners. Coach Zach was the main coach and Coach Blake…

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Prep class without Shihan?

Prep class was not normal on Saturday morning. I was even debating whether or not if this is a class so I can sign in (I signed in). To start it off the time was different. We started on 9:30am to 12:00pm. We were at the karate school for 2.5 hours. We had the big…

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Prep class/ Acts of Kindness/ Intellectual development

Three. More. Weeks. Its hard to believe its only three more weeks until of final exam takes place. Its like time flew by. I have been studying and doing all my katas and self-defenses. Also doing my acts of kindness and reading. Prep class has started with a warm up of 10 jumping jacks, 10…

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Getting the most out of High school

Ever since I started high school I was told to make the most out of your last four years. When I heard that, I just push it aside. But recently it hit me. I only have about three more years of high school then its off to college. I realized I need to make the…

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Learning the Bo!

Originally we had majors. But due to many requirements that we have to learn for the final exam, we all took a vote and decided to take majors out. However since I bought the Bo I just continue learning. When I got my Bo I learned many drills and how to use it. At the moment I…

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