January 7, 2021 - On November 7, 2020 Self Defense America held a Black Belt Exam. These are held separately from color belts due to the length (5 Hours) of the exam. We cover from white belt all the way to their current belt level, they have to demonstrate all kicks, strikes, blocks, stances, self defense, stick techniques, terminology, board breaks and brick breaks and also have a written part to the exam.
January 7, 2021 - Taekwondo students at Self Defense America tested for new ranks. At the exam students are tested on their knowledge and skills. Once they have successfully completed the exam they received new strikes, blocks, kicks, stances, terminology and self defense.
January 4, 2021 - On October 31, 2020 The Lil' Dragons at Self Defense America tested for new ranks. Theses students performed strikes, blocks, kicks and board breaks to move to their next ranks. We are pleased with their progress.
Photos in order from top left: Sydney Scrimsher - purple stripe, Benjamin Wagner - Purple stripe, Ryan Moody - purple stripe and Korbyn Mikesh - yellow stripe, Asher Collins - Yellow stripe, Dylan Castillo - Yellow stripe and Archer Green - Orange stripe.
March 4, 2020 - Self Defense America attended the Louisiana Governor's Games in Shreveport, LA on February 29, 2020 in the Shreveport Convention Center. Ten students went and competed to test their skills. Everyone worked real hard and came back with a total of five 1st place trophies and numerous medals. The event had several categories which were: Forms (Kata), Kumate (Sparring), Weapons, Chanbara (sword fighting) and Grappling.
Left to right: Logan Galindo and Jahaziel Figueroa
October 2, 2019 - The Battle of the Pineywoods Event was held in Lufkin, Texas on September 7, 2019. This was an Texas Amateur Organization of Karate (A.O.K.) qualifying event for the 2019 Texas Champions.
October 2, 2019 - On September 21, 2019 Students ages 4-8 who have earnd their stripes for their next belt rank attended the testing at Self Defense America located on the Center TX square. They had to demonstrate blocks, strikes, kicks, self defense and finished up with board breaking. All the students did a good job.