Abe wasn’t the only one to test for a new belt in May. Three more kiddos moved up in rank!

First up is my sweet 10 year old, Novella.

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This girl is amazing. She loves to dance. She loves to read. And she loves Tae Kwon Do. She is also the best big sister on the planet!! Jesse loves her almost as much as he loves his own mama! (And the *almost* might be wishful thinking on my part!)

Part of testing at this level is breaking boards. She didn’t get the hand break but she rocked the side kick break:

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Novella did an excellent job testing and earned the rank of high blue belt. That puts her three testings away from black belt. Great job, Nov!

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Next up is my almost a teenager, Wesley. It is so much fun to watch Wesley do martial arts. His movements are so clean and so precise. He makes it look like an art form! I didn’t get to see his patterns this testing (I bring Nov straight to TKD from dance and we’re always about 15 minutes late) but here is a picture of him sparring with Abe:

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Wesley always nails the board breaking.

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Great work, Wes! Mom and Pop are proud of you!

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Last but certainly not least, John Elijah testing for yellow belt. His instructor, Mr. Gibbons, grinned from ear to ear any time he was on the floor. He is just so cute!

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He did a great job overall and was always so serious!

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My camera battery died at this point. Luckily, I had my backup camera in my purse. The quality isn’t as good but at least I had something!

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Congratulations to all the new belts and their instructor, Mr. Gibbons!

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