red belts!

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Rebecca broke through 2 boards during her red-belt test!

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Christian was also successful with the same combination fist-strike turning into a side-kick!

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Together, the group of students demonstrated 4 of the Gateway belt forms.

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Each student was asked to repeat one of the forms individually as well.

Christian’s evaluator commended him for his “good pace / power / targets / balance.”

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Rebecca was noted for her “excellent speed & power.”

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Christian volunteered to demonstrate the optional tonfa weapon form.

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2-minute sparring rounds with black belts

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Whew—those black belts provided tough competition! I’m glad they wore protective sparring gear!

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What an accomplishment for three years of practice!

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Our martial artists are now full red belts!

For Gateway Martial Arts, the belt progression is as follows:

white

yellow

green

blue

red

black

[Striped belts represent a midpoint between one belt level and the next.]

Christian and Rebecca have only 2 more testing sessions until they are black belts!

8.27.11

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2 thoughts on “red belts!

  1. Amy says:

    Congrats to your RED belts! That’s great and they’ve worked hard to earn it!

  2. Laura says:

    Excellent work!! Congratulations!!!!

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