Wednesday 6-15-2022

I want to take a moment and highlight a couple of people. Achieving a black belt at Lion’s Way Martial Arts is no easy task. Usually, we can make a bigger deal out of it, but this time we had more subdued celebrations. Still on such a rare occasion we require some special notice.

First, we have Komal. Since she started in our children’s class all the way back in Sept of 2014! 8 YEARS! She has been a constant, hard-working example of what a martial artist should be. No matter what else she added to her plate, be it schoolwork, dance, or something else, she always found a way to train and push forward with her goals. She and her family are very much a part of this place and always will be. Now she moves into the teenage class and begins the next trek towards her adult black belt! Such an inspiration!

Next, we have Kevin. In the 24-year history of Lion’s Way Martial Arts we have only had 1 person get both a children’s black belt and an adult black belt. Until today, that is. Kevin is the second person to have achieved both a child black belt and now his adult black belt. Kevin has practically trained every day since starting back in 2013. It would be easier to list the days he hasn’t been here over his almost 10 years of training. So hard working he earlier on outpaced the teenager class and we had to move him to the adult class to keep him challenged. Unfortunately, Kevin will be leaving us this year for college in New York. It will be strange not having him on the mats, but we know he is destined for remarkable things!

Congratulations to both these individuals and have a good journey on your next steps in life. Thank you for being a huge part of what we do here! Respect!

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