John Clayson "Little-John"
2nd Degree Black Belt (2nd Dan)
It has been a really long and tough journey to achieve all of the goals that i have achieved in the time I have been a Martial Artist. I have gone through a lot of pain and hard work to get to where I man now. Four years ago when I first started the class, I was a very nervous and shy White belt. However as the years went by I was no longer nervous or shy. Once I started taking tests to be promoted to the next belt rank, I started becoming more confident in myself to do better every day. Having reached the Brown belt with a stripe, I went to "Little Tigers - Tang Soo Do" studio for promotion tests. Doing so brought back some nervous fealings and made me a bit shy being in front of the masters grading and testing my skills. Once finished with the test, I was notified that I had passed and all the nervousness and shyness went away. It was like being in my home studio at "Price's Academy of Korean Karate". When I received my Red belt I continued to test at "Little Tigers" while training at "Price's Academy" for all of my testing and became more confident every time I passed the tests which boosted my confidence level. However once I became Cho Dan Bo I became very stressed out because I would be testing for my Black belt. I had to learn two new forms and they were pretty complicated. It took me a while to get them down packed. Once I learned the forms like the back of my hand I knew I was ready to test for my Black belt. I would never forget that day, having achieved something that I never thought I could achieve when I was a little kid. Now I am here today helping Master Price instruct the lower ranks as a Black belt Instructor.