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Parrett of Wausaukee Receives Black Belt
Issue Date: December 19, 2013
Garry Parrett of Wausaukee tested and received a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do on Nov. 30 through Five Star Martial Arts of Peshtigo. Parrett, who will turn 62 years old on Dec. 20, proved first hand that you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it.
The Black Belt test included a grueling technical skills test in which he performed various kicks, blocks, and punches along with 10 different Tae Kwon Do forms. He also sparred 3 Black Belts and defended himself using specific self defense techniques. Another part of the test was to complete a five board breaking routine. In addition to the technical test, Parrett also wrote an essay on how Tae Kwon Do has changed his life and completed a physical fitness test by doing 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, and running two miles in 15 minutes.
Although Parrett is very talented, his heart and desire has pushed him to become a Black Belt. In preparation for his test, he trained each morning for 562 consecutive mornings in addition to the nightly classes that he attends at Five Star Martial Arts in Peshtigo.
Parrett exemplifies what it means to be a Black Belt. He is beginning to help teach Tae Kwon Do classes and continues to train each day striving for personal Black Black perfection.
For more information about Tae Kwon Do or other martial arts contact Jerome Hurley 715-732-0995.