Four years ago today, I completed one of my toughest challenges yet. I fought 20, consecutive, full contact fights as the final element of my second degree black belt test. I have been training Kyokushin Karate since I was 9 years old. It is a large part of who I am.
This weekend, we are headed to summer camp, so that I can watch a good friend complete this same challenge. Anthony and I have known each other for years. When I was still running a dojo, he trained under me. When I decided to simplify my life when Ella was a year old, he’s the one who took over my club and welcomed my students into his dojo. He is dedicated, kind and talented. I have no doubt that he will have a fantastic weekend and meet this challenge with incredible heart and courage.
Even though you don’t really need it, GOOD LUCK, Anthony!! I know you can do this 🙂