Raptors were born to fly, and Tristan “Raptor” Ligtvoet does just that – going air-borne as he prepares for his upcoming Black Belt test.
When Tristan began his martial arts journey at eight years old, he could hardly get his legs above knee height. However, with years of study and development, his ability and talent grew as he moved up through the ranks of the Karate Institute of America.
Today, some of Raptor’s best skills are his double reverse crescent kick (pictured above) and his hooking heel kicks.
We are looking forward to Tristan becoming the 64th Black Belt of the Kiado-Ryu, which should be before the end of this year. Keep practicing, Raptor. It’s about time for you to get your real wings!