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Started Karate at 4 Years Old…

Listen to another unedited Karate Black Belt Essay from Mr. Nicholas Williams

I started karate when I was four at the ATA Academy.  It has always been a pleasure to come to class and learn from the awesome instructors.  I have learned so much in my three years and two months. I especially want to thanks Mr. Kreskow for all of the times he spent with me.

Karate taught me discipline and respect.  Karate has helped me feel good about myself and has given me more self-esteem than I have ever had before.  Karate taught me to work hard for my goals.  When I get my black belt I will feel confident that I can reach my goals in life.  Karate has meant so much to me.  I feel really great about getting my black belt.

Thanks Mr. Williams! We feel great about you getting your Black Belt too!






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