Kassidi is a provisional black belt candidate for 1st degree. Here’s her black belt essay on what it means to be(come) a black belt. Through her training, Kassidi has learned how to be persistent. Her black belt essay reveals a little of what it’s taken for her to make the long journey to black belt.
Although she mentions making mistakes, tough times, & getting knocked down, she also emphasizes that black belts respond by getting back up and handling the negative with grace, self-control, and perseverance.
“Black Belt: What It Is and What It Takes” by Kassidi
“The black belt around my waist does not represent who I am. It represents who I can be.”
My journey to black belt was not an easy one.