2004-09-10 / Sports

Karate Center Black Belts Crowned

Paige Whelan poses with Sensei Bruce Hodes and at left: Quacy Simon holds his black belt certification with Sensei Bruce Hodes.
Paige Whelan poses with Sensei Bruce Hodes and at left: Quacy Simon holds his black belt certification with Sensei Bruce Hodes. On August 28, 2004, three students from World Champions Karate Center at 112-20 Beach Channel Drive were promoted to the rank of Shodan-first degree black belt. Paige Whelan, Quacy Simon and Stephen Douglin each performed a series of required techniques such as katas, sparring and self-defense drills that encompassed over five years of training.

The students persevered for over three hours of grueling requirements. Upon completion, families, students and al the senseis celebrated with a job well done! Congratulations to Paige, Quacy, Stephen and their families!


Stephen Douglin (center- with certificate), Sensei James Esopo, Bruce Hodes, Mark Gumpal and Samer Hussein.
Stephen Douglin (center- with certificate), Sensei James Esopo, Bruce Hodes, Mark Gumpal and Samer Hussein.

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