Today we are congratulating Lisandro for achieving his black belt in Karate!
His journey in Martial Arts has been a challenging one. His Martial Arts training began long ago in his native country of Argentina. He had been a devoted Karate practitioner until a devastating knee injury forced him to step away from training. It was not until the year 2014 when he stepped back into a dojo, our dojo, for the first time. He only intended to sign up his 2 children, but immediately felt the need to get back into his own training. He started shortly thereafter, but the old knee injury was holding him back. This time he was not going to quit. He used the support he felt from our dojo to motivate him to seek other options. He decided to move forward with a series of knee surgeries that would get him back to where he wanted to be. He refused to give up. According to him, our dojo served as a rehabilitation center for him and helped him get back on his feet again. He has been a dedicated practitioner for a number of years now and has displayed an unwavering spirit. He embodies the saying, “An injury is not just a process of recovery, it is a process of discovery!”