Twenty-four Kankakee County residents were promoted at Tri-Star Martial Arts Academy’s Black Belt Graduation Ceremony to the ranks of 3rd, 2nd, & 1st degree black belts on Friday, January 8, 2016 in Bradely, IL. These twenty-four students ages ten through fourth-five, went through a series of three different pre-tests starting back in September 2015 in order to be eligible to attend their final six-and-a-half-hour test on Saturday, December 5, 2015. At their graduation they performed adrenalin based self-defense scenarios, board breaking routines, and brick breaking requirements.
Picture from left to right; (back row) Laure Helmig 1st, Nicole Mehrer-Johnson 1st, Dakota Gable 1st, Jeff Burke 1st, Derek Dandurand 2nd, Dr. Brent Adams 1st, Wiley Chapman 3rd, Eli Chapman 2nd, Michael Mills 2nd, Baylen Walters 1st, (middle row) Ryley Salisbury 2nd, Jenna Benson 2nd, Angela Mitchell 1st, Evelynn Perry 1st, Sophie Perry 1st, Hailey Jasinski 1st, Mary-Grace Brinkman 1st, Mattew Anderson 1st, Thomas Morgan 1st, (front row) Elijah Smith 1st, Logan Helmig 1st, Thomas Sztuba 1st, Joshua Klootwyk 1st, and Matthew Jasinski 1st
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