MIDDLEPORT, Ohio — Several local students recently received awards for their accomplishments at the Martial Arts Center School in Middleport, Ohio.
In addition to the physical aspects of the test, all students were asked to study the history and philosophy of the Martial Arts and were asked questions pertaining to the book “Karate Questions and Answers,” which was written by the school director Donald Bitanga PhD.
More than 100 parents and friends were in attendance to witness the spring group test. In addition to new belts, all successful students also receive medals and are in contention for awards in the form of trophies. Students are expected to absorb all of the positive attributes of the Asian Martial Arts which include courtesy, self esteem, respect for academic school teachers, better grades, appreciation for all that their parents do for them, self confidence, and self defense.
The students receiving belts and awards are as follows:
Yellow Belt Achievement — Gage M. Weisenmuller, Andrea M. Neutzling, Cody Cox, Tristan Rhodes;
Orange Belt Achievement — C. Korrigan J. Amadi, Paxton P. Neutzling, Hugh Mitchell, Nicholas Roe;
Purple Belt Achievement — Ethan Gray, Bailey J. Johnson, Joshua Hendricks, Tiffanee Kemper, Arnold Birchfield, Emily Li, Cassandra Durham;
Green Belt Achievement — Gunner Hayden Jones, Patrick Mullins, Nathan A. Mc Williams, Jed Grueser, Hayden Clark;
Blue Belt Achievement — Brock D. Roush, Casey Ridenour;
Brown Belt Achievement — Logan Waugh, Storm Lebo, Paxton Lebo, Jessica Coleman, John Holsinger, Minerva Abella, Katie Ginther;
Outstanding Student Trophy Awards — Korrigan Amati, Cody Cox, Paxton Neutzling, Nathan McWilliams, Bailey Johnson, Pat Mullins, Ethan Gray, Katie Ginther, Gage Weisenmuller, Casey Ridenour;
Student instructor awards — Tiffanee Kemper, Cindy Bowling, Jessica Coleman;
Dedication to the Martial Arts — Minerva Abella, Joshua Hendricks;
Test Trophy Awards — 4th place, Arnold Birchfield; 3rd place, Nicholas Roe; 2nd place, John Holsinger; 1st place, Tiffanee Kemper;
Best of Test — Jessica Coleman.