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Black belt paragraph

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Pre-arranged fighting # 3.

The following paragraph, short and to the point, was Written by Mason Swindel, who is  now age 17 and on his way to college soon. He has been with us for nearly eight years and was just promoted to Ni-Dan (2nd degree) Black belt, Shorin-Ryu Karate USA. These are his words in a paper submitted for his promotion to Ni-Dan yesterday:

Karate, at different times, has meant different things to different people. To the people of Okinawa, karate served as a way for them to fight against their Japanese oppressors, and to maintain some of their culture. Later, karate would serve as one of many methods to exercise soldiers. And eventually, karate would travel to countries across the world. These new participants see karate in many ways. Weather it’s simple exercise, an extracurricular activity, a way of meditation, a means of discipline or an outlet. To me karate has been all of these things. Shorin-Ryu Karate USA located: 1755 S. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, Florida 32952 321-459-3000

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