Category Archives: Black Belt Prep

This is for students who are attending Black Belt Prep Class at Denny Strecker’s Karate to journal their experience.

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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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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Pumpkin battle

Every year around Halloween my school has a pumpkin contest. That’s where you design your own pumpkin, give it a name, and pay $3 and you’re entered. Two years ago I won principals favorite. You can also win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. I think my classmate Antonio won 3rd place. I was going to…

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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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Blake’s Orchard

Hello. My name is Quin P. Kontyko. I am here to tell you about Blake’s Apple Orchard and Cider Mill. I’m either going to Blake’s this Saturday or Sunday. There are five attractions for Halloween: zombie paint ball, haunted hay ride, haunted corn field, 3D haunted barn, 3D haunted maze. My favorite part is zombie…

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My Family

Hello, by name is Quin P. Kontyko, and I am here to tell you about my family. I have one sister, one mother and one father. My sister is 4, my mother is 40 (!), my father is (a young) 37. My sister’s birthday is March 1st, my mother’s birthday in June 27th, and my…

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