Yesterday, I got my karate purple belt (grade B+!). Marina got hers, too, so we’re both half way to black belt. The first five belts took two and a half years. The next five I estimate will take me six years, and Marina will race ahead of me—which is as it should be.
Nongyaw got her yellow, and James began his martial arts career with his white belt. I’m very proud of us all.
Here’s us with Pete, our instructor, and his daughter Hannah who assists him with the beginners and the children. Thanks guys!