While our students were celebrating the holidays, our very own Ms. Maria was busy testing for her 5th Dan Black Belt. On December 28, 2019, Ms. Maria earned her next Dan black belt. For the past nine months, Ms. Maria prepared her patterns, self-defense, sparring and knowledge. Our upper level color belt students were invited to observe her testing. She wanted to be an example for them and shared that she too was nervous! But with grit, perseverance, and indomitable spirit, she got through her testing. We can’t wait to see her in her new belt!