I Will Wear This With Pride

And my belt, too. Julian and I had an epic sparring session during Friday's final portion of the test. Gotta love that glove burn to go with my bruises.

Friday's test was a marathon. Equal parts grueling and exhilarating, there were tears, cheers, and about a million high-fives when it was over.

I have so much love for the SMA Black Belt class of 2016. The teens and juniors have their entire lives ahead of them to keep evolving their skill, and they are already so talented! I can't wait to see what they set their minds to, both inside and outside of the dojo.