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Martial arts belt promotions test more than know-how

| Brian Hughes
It takes more than mastering the skills in a martial art like Taekwon-Do to advance to the next belt level. As students at the Gordon Martial Arts recent advancement ceremony proved, dedication is also required.

The five candidates for black belt spent many an arduous hour perfecting their craft — and that was before they tackled the belt test. One challenge they faced was that academy owner Master Tom Gordon and his instruction team don’t hand out gimmes.

More than 100 Gordon Martial Arts students advanced to their next belt levels at the academy’s promotion ceremony.


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