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New Kid Black Belt Learns Safety, Respect, Leadership and to be a Better Kid!

New Black Belt Mr. Reece Parfet explains what he’s learned…in his Karate Black Belt Essay

I began taking karate because my mom and dad wanted me to be in sports and karate.  Looked like fun to me.  Karate has taught me many things.

  1. It has taught me how to stay safe at home and away from home.
  2. It has taught me to be respectful.
  3. It has taught me how to be a good leader.
  4. Most of all, the life skills have taught me to be a better kid.

Because of karate I am stronger and I do better in school and at home.

Well said Mr. Parfet!






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