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Fitness, Life Skills and Safety! 3rd Degree Kid Black Belt Thanks The Team!

More unedited Karate Black Belt Essay… from Mr. Carson Harris…

Karate has done many things for me, all of which have helped me in the process of achieving my 3rd degree Black Belt.  Each of the life skills have helped me achieve exactly what we promise to d by reciting the oath.

Karate has taught me to set goals for my future, using self-control in even the toughest scenarios, and has given me the ability to tell true friends apart from ones that aren’t.  But most importantly, karate has given me the confidence that I will us throughout my entire life.

Karate has also kept me physically fit and in shape.  Ground fighting drills have taught me to defend myself in dangerous situations and even take the offensive if- and I cannot stress the word enough- the need arises in that situation.  My flexibility has also increased greatly, if not doubled.  And to think that all of this is because of karate!

Lastly, I would like to recognize all of the amazing role models and friends that karate has introduced me to: Master Moody, Master Thomas, Mr. Kreskow, Ms. McKersie, Mr. Wilcox, Mrs. Sanborn, Mr. Bagal, Ms. Malik, and countless others who have helped me on my Black Belt path.  These people will serve as tremendous role models for the rest of my life.

Thanks Mr. Harris!






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