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From Kindergarten to 3rd Degree Black Belt! …And Thanks His MOM!

Mr. Eduardo Perez Rubio started when he was in Kindergarten and this was his THIRD DEGREE Black Belt Essay… What a great Karate BLACK BELT!

I started Karate when I was in Kindergarten; I am in seventh grade now.  Karate means a lot to me, just to mention something it gives me discipline, and helps me focus in school.  I really enjoy my karate classes, my instructors always help me learn my forms and everything I need for graduation.

I am so excited to get my 3rd Degree Black Belt today; it makes me feel very proud of myself.  Karate is something I plan to do for life because it is a great discipline.  It teaches me to respect my body by not using drugs.  It also teaches me to respect everyone (junior and seniors).  Karate teaches us how to deal with bullies.  I have a lot of fun in Karate.

I want to thank my instructors: Mrs. Sanborn, Mr. Kreskow, and Mr. Wilcox for helping me get my 3rd Degree Black Belt.  I especially want to thank my mom for bringing me to Karate and for sitting in the waiting area for 8 years to see me in class.

Thanks Mr. Perez Rubio! I especially appreciate you thanking your MOM! You have learned Black Belt RESPECT!






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