Area students earn first-degree black belts

First-degree black belt recipients Gavin Zellner and Cesar Valenzeula are pictured with the Kickstart instructor staff, from left: Chris Pfeninger of Davila Middle School, Benjamin Mendez of Navasota Junior High School, Agustin Ayala of Sam Rayburn Intermediate School; and Teddy Coleman of Jane Long Intermediate School.

Two area students in the KickStart Kids program recently earned their first-degree black belts. Gavin Zellner, front left, is a student in the Navasota KickStart program, and Cesar Valenzeula is a student in the Davila Middle School program. Testing consisted of demonstrating traditional forms, traditional techniques, defensive tactics and sparring. 

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