2nd Black belt Prep class + Belt Presentation

We started class with a long warm up. We started with 10 jumping jacks for each candidate (70 in total). Five each for pushups, sit-ups, and squats. Shortly afterwards we did the Escape, Contain, and Destroy. I was able to complete the slap, push, and tackle with Mason and Mackenzie. What the 2nd prep class…

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Thursdays night’s class

Before I explain what happen on Thursday’s class, let me tell you what I’m required to do daily and weekly for Black Belt Prep class. One of the requirements for Prep class is to do something intellectually stimulating daily for 20 minutes. I had chosen to read a book. I actually find myself going beyond…

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Black Belt Prep

I am Quin. I am 9 years old. I am in black belt prep. The thing that I think is most difficult is 100 squat front kicks and sometimes we do a pressure test. That is where we do like a punch 10 times and then 10 pushups. Then we do two double punches 10…

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Week One

Tomorrow I am going to a presentation. I am excited because I get to perform in front of students who are lower belt ranks. I also excited because my grandparents, my parents and my sister will be there. And because Shihan may surprise us with an unexpected thing.

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Hello I’m Jesse

Hello everyone, my name is Jesse Concepcion. Today I have finished my first Black Belt Prep Class with six other candidates. Before I tell you about my experience with the class, let me tell you a little about myself. My full name is Jesse Gabriel Villanueva Concepcion and I am currently 14 years of age.…

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Black Belt Prep Class Begins

A new group of students started their final journey to Black Belt today. They attended their first Black Belt Prep Class and learned that this class is no joke. 2 Hours of drills, exercises, kicks, self-defense and kata. Make sure you check out the blog weekly to read each student’s thoughts and feelings about their…

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Black Belt Spectacular

Here are the pictures from the Black Belt Spectacular held earlier this month. Tyler and James completed Black Belt Camp and have earned their Black Belts.

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Black Belt Speech – Huffman Family

One of my favorite parts of having a student reach Black Belt, is when the parent’s stand up and tell the story of how their child was before starting karate classes, and where they are today. These stories are awesome and serve as great examples of the positive impact that martial arts has on the…

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Black Belt Essay by James

As one of his requirements for Jr. Black Belt, James wrote an essay on what his black belt means to him. Watch this video and learn the things that he has learned since starting karate several years ago.

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Tyler’s Essay – What Black Belt Means to Me

One of the requirements of every student in Black Belt Camp is to write a minimum 500 word essay about what their Black Belt Means to Them. Here is Tyler reading his essay and telling the many benefits karate has given him.

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