Phoenix Karate Academy is very pleased to announce its newest adult Black Belt, Terrence McCormick. Terrence completed all skills necessary to acquire the rank of Pinan-Do Shodan (level 1) Black Belt. Terrence’s physical requirements consisted of 100 jumping jacks, 50 sit-ups, and 25 pushups.

He then led the class through basics (punches, blocks, kicks) using correct Japanese terminology. Followed by a presentation of his journey to Black Belt.

Terrence then moved through all kata’s (set memorized movements) from white to black belt level one, as well as demonstrating set self defense from white to black belt level one.

And Finally Terrence had to spar against several other upper rank belts for a total of 10 minutes.

Terrence McCormick embodies the true martial arts spirit by living each day by the dojo precepts. Humility, Self-Control, Integrity, Courtesy, Discipline, Perseverance, Compassion.


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