Black belt Christina Shadix takes her opportunity to break the brown board held steady by assistant Kurt Sehnert during belt testing on Saturday.
To right, ATA instructor and black Belt Melissa Bilyeu pours tea into black belt Tim Raymond’s glass while fellow instructor Daron Bilyeu and Rebecca Sehnert look on during the special tea ceremony. This special tea ceremony is only performed on a very rare occasion.
Pictured left, Jon Foster tests for his next degree of black belt in weapons at the recent belt testing at the Sulphur Springs ATA. Foster also participated in the special tea ceremony that followed testing on Saturday.
Bottom right,Sulphur Springs ATA martial arts academy student Austin McCain, pictured bottom right, challenges trainee instructor 3rd Degree black belt Rebecca Sehnert this past Saturday afternoon during belting testing.
Staff photos by Cindy Roller
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