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What a black belt means to me by Taylor Greiner

In my eyes a black belt is respectful, strong, courageous, trustworthy and responsible. These are some of the reasons why I want to be an outstanding black belt. I like to help out the younger kids learning their katas and stances. I know I am still too young, but...

What a black belt means to me by Aidan Pryor

I have been a member of Amerikick Martial Arts since I was 3 ½ years old. Over the last 8 years of my black belt journey, I have been building my self-defense skills and have incorporated the black belt principles of modesty, courtesy, integrity, perseverance,...

What Becoming a Black belt means to me by Rick Miles

The adventure to my black belt began about four and a half years ago. My daughter Joselyn, now a jr. Black belt, wanted to begin her career as a ninja. After some quick google searches my wife found a deal for classes and a free uniform, so we signed up our kids. I...

Junior Black Belt Essay by Xander Stutzman

Karate is something I can go do for fun, and while it’s fun, I can also be learning important things like how to protect yourself or having a better amount of flexibility. There are many things that karate can help you do in life, and a few of them can even save your...

What A Black Belt Means To Me by Connor Baily

Being a black belt means to me that I have gone through very hard challenges. I had to do push ups, sit-ups, burpees, and many more to get to the level of the black belt. Also being a black belt means to me that I have gotten stronger and stronger throughout the...

What A Black Belt Means To Me by Jace Chila

A black belt is a white belt that never quit.¨ This is a quote that I've seen painted on my dojo's walls for the past 5 years, and I have learned many life lessons from it. In karate you can learn a lot, and as a black belt you should know all of these things plus...

What A Black Belt Means to Me by Michael Dubler

Hello, my name is Michael Dubler and I have been going to AmeriKick for about seven years now. I am currently a red belt testing for my junior black belt in May 2019. I am going to tell you what a black belt means to me and what it would be like to have a chance to...

What a Black Belt Means to Me by Samara Landais

Martial arts is not just a form of self defense, it is a way of life. You must be the same person you are inside and outside of the dojo. Following this way of life has improved aspects of me. My body is healthier, I have become more studious, I have more respect, I...

What a Black Belt Means to Me by Alek Stein

I started taking karate lessons when I was 5 years old. I went to Amerikick Karate through my school at Trinity Learning Center (TLC). Often, after Kindergarten, I’d go to the gym at TLC and take karate with Sensei Kim and my school friends. At first, I really wanted...

What I have learned as a black belt by Anna Lu

I can recall the moment I received my white belt. By that time I was already obsessed with the idea of receiving my black belt. Later, I achieved my goal received my black belt after six years. Between those two points in time, I have learned many things. However, the...

What a Black Belt Meant to me by Tyler Derby

I’ve been doing karate for a little more than nine years at Amerikick Langhorne. I am senior black belt and part of the demo team. Karate has made me push myself through tough situations and become stronger. At karate I have learned many things, especially in the last...

What earning a black belt means to me by George Leigh

I’ve been asked to describe what earning a black belt means to me. First, it will let me know I’m a warrior. I’ll know that I can fight and I can stand up for myself when I need to. Having this feeling would make me proud of myself for achieving this goal. This also...

What a Black Belt Means to Me by Theo Molot

What a black belt means to me? I had to think about this. When I was five, I hated karate because my parents forced me to do it. Later I realized I enjoyed karate and working towards my next belt. I always felt a sense of achievement when I got to the next belt...

What a Black Belt Means to Me by Vivian Zarallo (10 years old)

All of these years I have been training and working up to my black belt. The ingredients of a black belt are blood, sweat and tears. I went from white belt up to red belt working and preparing for my black belt. Getting your first black belt is a once in a lifetime...

What I’ve Learned Since I got my Black Belt by James Kennedy

Since I’ve gotten my black belt I’ve learned that I still have to learn, not even just the katas and techniques. I can learn to teach lower belts more. I can learn new sparing strategies/techniques, and of course I need to remember all of my old curriculum, my nine...

What I Have Learned From Being A Black Belt by Joshua Rehn

When you get your black belt it is just the beginning. The moment it touches your hands, you feel like a master,but it’s not that easy. You have to continue to earn it everyday. You have to go through the pain,the tears,and the glory before you get your black belt....

What black belt means to me by Meghan Laster

When I began this journey, getting a black belt was not my intention. I had been taking my kids to Amerikick Delran for classes and I decided to take classes for some exercise. It was a gradual transition from there. Each belt was an accomplishment. I have enjoyed the...

What I’ve learned since receiving my black belt by Hunter Penz

I have learned many things since receiving my black belt. Over the past two years of training as a black belt I have grown as a person and martial artist. I learned the importance of self-defense, confidence, and how to teach martial arts. I started karate when I was...

What Black Belt Means To Me by Mary Fey

Receiving a black belt would mean everything to me. I’ve been doing karate for about 5 years, and I’ve always put a lot of time and effort into it. Through the past 2 years of being a red belt, it has taught me a lot about patience. The patience of waiting for a black...

Black Belt Graduation Essay by Bill Diamantakos

The journey of my belt graduation began in 2012 at the age of 44. Although I was always interested in combat sports as long as I can remember, I never imagined that I could actually consider earning a black belt in karate at my age. My wife and children were invited...

What Black Belt means to me – By Grace Duffy

Earning my black belt means a lot of things to me. But the most important reasons are that it shows that I am qualified, and can protect myself if necessary. It shows that I have worked hard and can work hard on anything. Above all, I can stand up to someone bigger...

What My Black Belt Means to Me by Gracie Sokoloff

My black Belt. For seven years, the moment I’ve been waiting for, has finally come to me. I will be receiving my Black Belt. The color I have seen on many Senseis, teaching me to come to this spectacular point of my life. And now I will be one of those Senseis, who...

What my black belt means to me by Stephen Brenneisen

I started with Amerikick as a cardio student, kicking and punching my way into fitness. The nights I was doing cardio class my husband, Steve, would be putting on his belt and going to his karate class. I would watch him and think ‘how could that be fun’. It wasn’t...

What Black Belt Means to Me by Kristin Krauss

The adult karate beginner belongs to a fascinating genus of mammals.Within this genus, the species representing the “karate-mom pursuing a black belt” might possibly be the most formidable group of humans on the planet. The pursuit of a karate black belt is an...

What a Black Belt Means to Me by Jadyn Friedman

By Jadyn Friedman A black belt is one of the most important accomplishments that I could ever achieve. My journey started 4 years ago when we came to Amerikick to try karate. I remember that my sister and I had our try out with Sensei Brendan, who was still a red...

What black belt means to me – By Abhay Chathuruthy

By Abhay Chathuruthy Over four years ago I was enrolled into karate, because I was bullied at school. Obviously, I told my parents about it, but their reaction was much different than I anticipated. I thought they were just going to tell the parents of the person who...

I EARNED MY BLACK BELT AT AMERIKICK MARTIAL ARTS

By Kylie Wright Since I have gotten my black belt I have learned how to be confident. I learned leadership and teamwork. What I like about being a black belt is that there is more to learn, and I realized a lot about my family. When I perform or I’m...

What a Black Belt Means to Me

By Dolan Harte, Amerikick Martial Arts What being a black belt means to me by Dolan Harte. Being a black belt means many things. It means dedication, hard work, friendship and accomplishment. It is showing dedication to classes every week, which is hard...

WHAT BLACK BELT MEANS TO ME

WHAT BLACK BELT MEANS TO ME BY: MAXX BYRNE, AMERIKICK ANDORRA My name is Maxx, I am 10 years old. I have been studying Kenpo Karate at Amerikick Andorra since I was 3 years old. Karate has helped me to stay focused and gives me the confidence to stand up...