Taekwondo Students Achieve New Ranks

May 11, 2022 - Self Defense America in Center TX hosted a couple of testing for new ranks in Taekwondo. Our students are from ShelbyCounty, San Augustine County and Desoto Parish.  They have to show their knowledge of  strikes, blocks, kicks, proper stance in which to accomplish theses techniques also they are tested in poomse (forms) to their current belt ranks. Self Defense skills are also demonstrated for this exam. Then we have the board breaking and for Black Belt canididates they have a brick they have to brake, you can see the videos on our Self Defense America face book page.

In the 1st picture are students that tested on 4/9/22 they were Rudy Daugherty earning his Green belt, Matthew Hataway earning his Orange belt, Liam Jarvis earning his Blue belt, and Sydney Scrimsher earning her Green belt. Also not in photo was Gwen Wagner Green belt.

In the 2nd picture are students that tested on 4/23/22 they were Ryan Moody earning his  Blue belt, Ryder Moody earning his 1st Dan Black Belt, Hunter Gibson
earning his 1st Dan Black Belt, and Jason Adams earning his Yellow belt.

In the 3rd picture is Hunter Gibson 1st Dan Black Belt is a 18 year old who has graduated High school and also received an Associates of Science from Panola college. He was Salutatorian in High school and President of Panola college Green jackets and also President of Sigma Alpha Phi. His hobbies are Taekwondo, Skating, Longboarding, Knitting and singing.

In the 4th photo is Ryder Moody, 1st Dan Black Belt is a 12 your old who keeps an A average at his school and his hobbies are Taekwondo, gaming, skateboarding and swimming. He enjoys spending time with family and friends.

We are very proud of all of these students!