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Photo of the Week: Raptor & Barracuda - Post Test Group Photo

Raptor & Barracuda - Post Test Group Photo

Posing with Tristan “Raptor” Ligtvoet and Zemia “Barracuda” Garrett after the successful completion of their 3rd Brown degree and Purple belt rank respectfully are 4th Degree Black Belts Chris “Growler” Grau (red top) and Kim “Cultivator” Thomas (far right) and Richard “Whitefire” King (center).

Photo of the Week: Barracuda Bags Her Purple Belt

Barracuda Bags Her Purple Belt

Zemia “Barracuda” Garrett blasts her way through the “bag work” section of her Purple Belt test. Notice those Barracuda fists? You never want to experience them. Trust me. Oh, and by the way, never, never, ever tug on her pony tail!

Photo of the Week: Congratulations Tristan & Zemia!

Congratulations Tristan & Zemia!

Zemia “Barracuda” Garrett and Tristan “Raptor” Ligtvoet pose Before and After their latest test on 26 August 2014. Zemia graduated to Purple belt and Tristan to 3rd Brown. For him the next level is 1st Dan Black Belt! Both students did an excellent job. The Karate Institute of America is fortunate to have them as our own. They are exemplary individuals and we look forward to their future accomplishments.

Well done Barracuda & Raptor!

Photo of the Week: Barracuda Parries the Raptor

Barracuda Parries the Raptor

Barracuda parries a front kick from Raptor as they prepare for their upcoming tests at the end of August. For Raptor it will be his seventh KIA test, moving up the ladder from white belt. It will be Zemia’s second test. First was Orange belt and now Purple. Exciting time!

Photo of the Week: Raptor & Barracuda in Test Prep Mode

Raptor & Barracuda in Test Prep Mode

Tristan “Raptor” Ligtvoet and Zemia “Barracuda” Garrett pose, reluctantly, during a forced photo op in order to highlight their upcoming tests in late August. Raptor will be going for his 3rd degree Brown Belt and Barracuda will be testing for her Purple Belt.

Best wishes to them both!

Photo of the Week: Barracuda & the Guys

Barracuda & The Guys

Zemia “Barracuda” Garrett joins the guys as she prepares for her upcoming Purple Belt test. Barracuda will be testing at the same time that Tristan “Raptor” Ligtvoet tests for his 3rd degree Brown Belt. Remember when Raptor was small? Not any more, to the chagrin of us who have to fight him!

Photo of the Week: Bob Gets Some Love

Bob Gets Some Love

Hannah “Hannibal” gives Bob some love to help him feel better after she spends some time beating up on him. Actually, Bob loves the attention, no matter how he gets it!

If you look at Hannah’s feet, you can see why her second call sign is “Socks.” She always wears different socks on different feet. Today’s session is no different. Cute.