Nine karate students join in belt test

Perform Roundhouse Kicks

Students at Eagle Spirit Karate School perform roundhouse kicks during their recent rank belt test, conducted to determine advancement. In addition to traditional karate, point sparring, self-defense and grappling are part of the curriculum.

Nine students of the Eagle Spirit Karate School participated in a rank belt test conducted on Oct. 27.

“We are very proud of each of our students who earned their promotions,” said Sensei Terry Mitchell, who administered the test. “They put a lot of hard work in preparing for this test, and that was evident in their performance.”

Students at ESK practice Trias Karate, which is an Okinawan style founded by the father of American Karate O’Sensei Robert Trias. In addition to traditional karate, point sparring, self-defense and grappling are part of the curriculum. Classes are held three nights a week for students of all ages and belt ranks.

Belt Rank

Eagle Spirit Karate School students participate in a rank belt test conducted on Oct. 27. The students and their promotions include (from left) Kyla Nelson, Yellow Belt; Seth Thomason, Junior Yellow Belt; Ryan Bozeman, Junior Green Belt; Alivya Mahoney, Junior Green Belt; McKenzie King, Blue Belt; Deborah Thomason, Purple Belt; Josh Thomason, Purple Belt; Edsel McDonald, Third Degree Brown Belt; and Natasha McDonald, Second Degree Brown Belt.

“Karate is an excellent activity in regards to self-confidence, physical and mental well being,” Mitchell added. “We have had several new students join us recently, and we now have several family members who train together.”

Eagle Spirit Karate is located at 2715B Huntsville Highway. For more information, contact the school at (931) 438-2404 or visit www.eaglespiritkarate.com

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm