They’re First Degrees!

Saturday morning Ani and Cameron tested for their first degree black belts. They were both so nervous, but they did awesome.

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First they did their forms.

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Then they did board breaks. Ani broke on her third try (the reverse side gave her trouble).

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Cameron broke all three on his first try. He makes breaking boards look effortless.

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Next they sparred.

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Finally they did the fit test. No one likes doing the fit test. It is 30 push-ups, 50 sit-ups, 10 repetitions of 6 specific kicks, 10 repetitions of a punch-punch-kick-punch-punch-kick combo, and 10 repetitions of four punch combos (equaling 100 punches).

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And then they were all done!

Saturday evening was the Black Belt Gala. The belts were presented there.

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Ani receiving her new belt from Master Nery.

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Cameron receiving his belt from Master Nery.

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The kids with our a-meza-ing taekwondo instructor, Mr. Meza. He’s helped make these kids awesome.

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