Surrounding Hannah and Mr. King, posing in the center of the photo, are, in the back row, from left to right: Black Belt Kim “Cultivator” Thomas, Grandpa Shamassian, Mr. Shamassian, Mrs. Shamassian, and Aunt Silva; in the front row, from left to right: Josh “Viper” Shamassian, Aiden and Tristan “Raptor” Ligtvoet. Photographer, Mrs. Ligtvoet (not pictured).
Hannah “Hannibal” Shamassian, wearing a black gi with her brand new orange belt, revels joyfully after her orange belt test on June 4, which she passed with flying colors. Obviously, Hannibal was blessed with a large support group of family, friends, and instructors.
Congratulations, Hannibal! We all look forward to watching your progress and being part of your next test, purple belt, as well as the growth in your martial arts skills.