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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Philip Trupiano Essay

Philip Trupiano’s Essay First, I would like to thank my family for putting up with my hours of training and sometimes complaining day in and out. This has been an arduous journey for them as well. In addition, special thanks go to the Gaida trio Ken, Mackenzie, and Mason and all classmates in black belt…

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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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Wednesday Class For Week #10

Hey everyone, it’s Graciey here, and I’m on my way home from Wednesday class but it was kinda different. First we did push-ups,sit-ups,and squats and the 25 count warmup. Then we got on our sparring gear and worked on some drills. We worked on sidekick, back fist, reverse punch but I accidentally did roundhouse kick,…

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Review Often

Finished my acts of kindness and reps now it is all studying until end of prep. Difficult to keep self-defenses and katas separate in my head. I have really have nothing more to say about this but to keep studying. One of the things I have learned throughout this prep cycle is to review what…

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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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My book report

This week I had a book report due. I thought I knew what I was doing because of my first book report. The second one was very different. We were sort of rushed at the end because my book was really long. The book I choose to read was a Hardy boys book The Secrets…

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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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11/2: Reps, Reps, Reps

On Sunday dad, Mackenzie and i did lots of repetitions. We had a lot to do, but we got a lot done. I finally finished up the stick drills, except Doce Pares #5. All of the self-defense drills are done, so I need to focus on Katas. In our school district, we have no school…

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