In the fall of 2009, a young white belt took his very first karate test.
He had put in a lot of practice and was ready.
His hard work was rewarded with the next belt!
Over the next three years the practice continued. Every ten weeks or so, there was a promotional test for the next belt.
Brown (There are two steps at this level - Brown Recommended and Brown Decided)
Red (Again, two steps - Recommended and Decided)
Then the final test for Black Belt. Each level consists of a three part test. For each new belt and rank, the young warrior showed knowledge of his form:
His offense and defense in sparring:
And strength and power in board breaking
After years of hard work and determination; tears and laughter; setbacks and victories -
The young warrior was rewarded with the belt he was handed three years ago to put on the self to await this moment -
Congratulations Mikey! We are so proud of your success! We love you!