So today we had our first belt test. It was actually really exciting too! There were 13 total that tested for the Gold Belt, and everyone did AWESOME!
Before the test, I prepped them a bit so that they would feel comfortable. I wanted them to succeed, obviously, so I just told them it’s like any other class we take during the week… but with grades.
I also let them know that this is the first step to becoming a Black Belt, and that I would love to see EVERY single one of them test for their Black Belt at The Dojo of Karate. Since they were basically my first students who enrolled, I really want to see these guys stick around for the long haul - 3 years. I think they can all do it, but it’s going to take a lot of dedication. (more…)