So proud of our new Black Belts!
We held our first in-school black belt testing last night (September 21). Eight of our students became first-degree (decided) Black Belts! For each of them, it was the culmination of more than two years of commitment, perseverance, integrity, and learning, going from freshly-minted White Belts to shiny new Black Belts. Along they way, not only did they learn martial arts, but we'd like to think they learned about themselves and became better people.
Also last night, some of our current Black Belts midterm tested toward their next rank.
Everyone's performance - form, sparring, board breaks - looked great last night, and the event went off without a hitch. It was a wonderful start to what we hope will be a new tradition at ATA Leadership Martial Arts!