Summer 2016 Belt Testing

Congratulations to all the students who tested for a new rank on June 29, 2016 at Lakes Martial Arts in Minneapolis! Here is our Summer 2016 class photo:

Congratulations to all the students who tested for a new rank on June 29, 2016 at Lakes Martial Arts in Minneapolis! Here is our Summer 2016 class photo:

What a way to top off another year at Lakes Martial Arts with our year-end rank testing.

Last night we had a very special rank promotion ceremony in Minneapolis: we awarded our very first black belts who began their training with Mr. Kern three years ago! Congrats to Ms. Barnes and Mr. Kamrow. We also had Otto, a valuable leadership team member, successfully demonstrate eight consecutive color belt forms to earn his black uniform.

Highlights included:

  • Mrs. Reinhardt earned a huge hug from the students at the Armatage club… this was our first combined testing.
  • Crouching Tiger Awards: Matt Barnes, Mrs. Reinhardt, Mr. Hogen-Chin
  • Hidden Dragon Awards: Jude, Greta, Henry
  • Mr. Hogen-Chin midtermed as a ATA 1st Degree Black Belt
  • Mr. Gonzalex dazzled students with the mid-range Jahng bahng weapon form
  • The baked potato potluck was a hit! 

Students, enjoy your summer break! Classes resume mid-September. 

Congrats to Ms. Barnes and Mr. Kamrow who earned the rank of 1st degree black belt decided on June 29, 2016 in Minneapolis. They began their training with Mr. Kern three years ago! 

Congrats to Ms. Barnes and Mr. Kamrow who earned the rank of 1st degree black belt decided on June 29, 2016 in Minneapolis. They began their training with Mr. Kern three years ago!