Attaining a black belt level in karate is a feat most North Americans will never achieve, but for those who do it is a reason to celebrate. Sensei Steve White of the local Kyokushin Karate dojo was pleased to announce the test results of two of his students who had travelled to and from Sorrento to test with Shihan Vic Hargitt in late January of 2011. Miranda and Morgan Grigg arrived back in Princeton with their black belts and their satisfied teacher.
Sensei Steve White has been teaching Kyokushin karate in Princeton for five years and was happy to see the Grigg siblings attain the high level. “It was a big day for the club and I am proud of their accomplishment,” stated White. “It takes years of dedication and training to get here.”
The Grigg siblings are White’s first students to reach black belt, since he started teaching. “I want to congratulate them both from myself and the dojo.” White himself is a third degree black belt and travels to Japan annually to compete and hone his skills. “I hope the Griggs are the first of many of my students to achieve this honoured level.”
White himself joined karate at nine and has worked his way through the ranks to become a respected teacher. He teaches classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the arena mezzanine and has been happy with the growth of his club.