Me (second from right) after earning my black belt in 2014! Here I am after my black belt test with the other students/new black belts, instructors, and our partners!
My Jr. Shodan black belt!
Me (left) after my black belt test with some of the other students/new black belts and some of our partners!
Earning my brown belt in 2013 with my Sensei
Team Cerio Plainville Competition Team
I was very involved in my dojo's Team Cerio Plainville Competition Team, participating in countless local, regional, and national competitions over the course of several years. I earned over 40 awards during my karate career including National Champion, National Runner-Up, State Champion, and State Finalist awards in forms, weapons, and sparring.
People in our dojo were usually not admitted to the competition team until they were several belts into their karate career. However, due to my talent, drive, and good attitude, I was welcomed to join the competition team from the beginning of my karate career and participate for several years, earning some of the highest possible awards for my team.
Me and one of my instructors with my trophies at my first competition in 2010
Team Cerio Plainville competition team and I (third from left) with our awards after a competition in 2010
Team Cerio Plainville and I (back row, middle) at a competition at Reggie Lewis Center in 2011
Team Cerio Planville competition team and I (second from right) with our awards after a competition in 2011
Team Cerio Plainville and I (left) at a national competition in 2012
My awards from the 2012 prestigious Krane competition. I earned the most and highest awards of anyone on my competition team!
Me with 2 of my highest competition awards!