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By Rachel D.

Most of us think about getting a black belt, I know, I did too. All the time. Well, on December 2nd, 2000, I finally achieved my goal, a well earned, five year process of getting a black-belt. And wanna know the part that will just make you think? I'm only 13!!! Yup, it's true and a totally awsome feeling.

I don't mean to sound as if I'm bragging, because those by all means are not the intentions. I just want people to know that if I can do it at 13 (actually I was 12 when I got my blackbelt) then you can for sure do it at whatever age you may be.

Also, I am trying to say that I wanted somthing five years ago when I was seven, and finally, after five years of sweat, training, good moments, sucky moments, wanting to quit and all that stuff...I just thought you people might care to know I did it. It is important and just feels all out great when you achieve somthing like this.


Congratulations Rachel, I love to hear about people reaching their goals!

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