There was once I saw a group of teenagers was hurting/bullying a little kid and saying hurtful words to him so I went there to break up the fight and protect the child and bring him to the parents. The parents comforted their kids and thanked me. That was one of the times I felt like a hero.
I started my first day of karate 7 years ago. When I first started, it was a nightmare because I didn’t know what I would be doing and I didn’t trust anyone except my sister, Ashley.  She always supported me and had my back. A few years ago when Ashley was supposed to test for her brown belt she said that she did not want to be alone and waited a few months for me to take the test with her.

 The brown belt testing was complicated but I pulled through and got it. I still remember the time that I got my red belt, the sparring was so hard I almost passed out because I was tired but it was a good thing I stayed strong and pushed through because if I didn’t stay strong then I would not be able to be here right now.

 A Black Belt represents an achievement through years of dedication and commitment. Becoming a Black Belt instills a responsibility, the Black Belt represents the beginning – the start of a never-ending journey of discipline, work, and the pursuit of an ever-higher standard than before.

 The black belt is a reminder of the huge growth you’ve made while training in karate – learning technique, gaining confidence, becoming disciplined, and overcoming mental and physical challenges – all important life skills that make you into a better person. It also means dedication, friendship, and accomplishment. It shows dedication to classes every week, which is hard when you play sports and have tests at school.

  Being a black belt means that not everything you want can be brought to you easily so if you want it you need to work hard. My black belt means so much to me because I never gave up, I worked past my pain, overcame my disappointment, Didn’t cave into my doubts, and faced my fear.

Since I am going to get my Black Belt I felt more confident than ever, so happy but nervous, scared but glad, and many other confusing feelings. Even though it is confusing, I will make it out happier and more grateful than ever since I am going to get my Back Belt on November 11-12.

In conclusion, a Black Belt represents an achievement through years of dedication and commitment. Being a black belt means that not everything you want can be brought to you easily so if you want it you need to work hard. My black belt means so much to me because I never gave up, and I worked past my pain. I have learned and grown a lot from the past few years and I dedicated myself to being here right now. This is the end of my quest but the start of my journey.