Congrats to all midterming and testing!

Congratulations to Lakes Martial Arts students who successfully completed their midterming and rank testing on February 8 at Pershing Rec Center in Minneapolis. The new split Tiny Tiger / Karate Kid testing format proved successful. And students benefited from the extra time to demonstrate quality of technique and their self-esteem gained from the last 10 weeks of training.

Special thanks to the efforts of the judging panel comprised of the Leadership Team including Mrs. Reinhardt, Mr. Hogen-Chin, Ms. Barnes, Ms. Kamrow, Mr. Kamrow, and Otto. Quinn, Drew, Leif, Jude, and Alexander participated in the Tiny Tiger testing was was greatly appreciated by not only the Tiny Tigers, but parents and instructors, too! Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Kern demonstrated their form in front of packed room. Jayden and Ryan both earned their sparring gear and will graduate to the Karate Kid class next session!

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Highlights in the Karate Kid and Adult testing including four students promoted to 1st degree black belt recommended (Ms. Reinhardt, Quinn, Drew, and Beckett), two successful midterms completed by Ms. Kamrow and Mr. Kamrow, and several students who earned sparring gear.

One new opportunity for testers is the opportunity to earn an excellence stripe on their new rank. Each class was given several opportunites to demonstrate excellence through the following: 1-minute burpee contest, round-kick contest, push-up contest, and punching / deep stance contest. How fun!

Karate Kids and instructors display confidence and self-esteem in our class portrait after testing.

Karate Kids and instructors display confidence and self-esteem in our class portrait after testing.