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Photo of the Week: Smasher Tests for Orange Belt

Smasher Tests for Orange Belt

This four photo sequence features some of Aidan “Smasher” Ligtvoet’s Orange Belt test:

  1. instructions from Mr. King;
  2. bowing in with the Black Belts;
  3. looking determined and focused during his “burn;”
  4. fighting with 4th Dan Black Belt, Kim “Cultivator” Thomas.

Aidan has come a long way since he began his Kiado-Ryu journey, growing from a boy to a young man. We are extremely proud of what he has accomplished and how he has matured. Ask him what “Your Life, Your Responsibility” means and he can give you an excellent explanation. Why? Because he’s lived it through his quest for Orange Belt, as all Karate Institute of America students themselves learn.

More pics next week. Stay tuned.

Note: photos owned and copyrighted by Ed Ligtvoet. All rights reserved. Published with permission.