black belt training (1)

3820643156?profile=originalNo one ever ‘gets’ a black belt.  It’s not something that you wear, it’s something that you become.

Many people know that at our school children are not allowed to "get" their first uniform and white belt either.  They earn it, by proving that they understand that martial arts is more than kicking and punching, and that at Mercer Island Martial Arts we teach, lesson one, that respect is the foundation, and the most important lesson of training.  They prove it by practicing the idea at home, part

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