Purple Dragon Black Belt Grading

Other families go to Florida to see Disney World, but my wife and I just spent four long days in Boca Raton witnessing our 11-year-old daughter sweat and strain through a Purple Dragon black belt ordeal for mind and body, with more than fifty other male and female candidates from five countries, from ten to sixty something, from black to white. She was lucky to have wonderfully supportive teammates and mentors. And I felt lucky to benefit from astoundingly encouraging, veteran parents. It has been an exhausting, emotional and memorable opportunity to see our girl struggle and succeed.

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