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May Martial Arts Students Test to Advance Belt Rank

May Martial Arts Students Test to Advance Belt Rank

Students at May Martial Arts in LaGrange on Saturday, October 20 sought to advance their belt rank as they tested in front of the school’s board of Advanced Belts and Black Belts.

The tests served as the culmination of several months of work for each student, with every individual training at least two to six months prior to the test.

In order to advance their belt rank, students were required to demonstrate a mastery of the techniques required to achieve a higher rank. For students with more advanced ranks, the training period took longer, as they grappled with more difficult techniques.

“Our students must accomplish the requirements set forth in five different areas of our curriculum: philosophy, techniques, forms, self-defense, and class attendance/home practice time,” said Dawn May of May Martial Arts.

The school’s strict standards of excellence require students to truly perfect their techniques in order to earn a new belt level. They’ve also led students to participate in martial arts tournaments around the state, including the Southern Open National Championship Tournament earlier this year.

May Martial Arts remains proud of all of their students’ accomplishments.

“We are so proud of each student for their effort and accomplishments during this belt test,” May added.

May Martial Arts continued to thank their guests and students who participated in the event.

“Special thanks to our Black Belt guest, Mr. Joe Moreno; Black Belt Students: Benjamin Hays and Juliette May and Advanced Red Belt student Zachery Sellars,” she said.

May Martial Arts, located at 229 South Davis Road in LaGrange, “upholds important values like discipline, respect, integrity, patience, loyalty, and honor,” according to the school’s official story.

According to the school’s website and Facebook page, “the mission of May Martial Arts is to provide the finest instruction in the mental, physical, and character-building aspects of the Martial Arts.”

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