Every year, we invite our Black Belt examinees to reflect on their journey to this moment. Their essays are typically gathered in a booklet that we distribute to friends and family who come to watch the exam. Like everything else during COVID, our plans are a little different. We’re still printing a few copies of the booklet as a keepsake for the examinees, but we’re distributing digitally for the rest of the community. We hope you are inspired by their words — and we encourage you to reach out to your friends to cheer them on this week!
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