I attended today’s black belt test at Blue Ridge Tae Kwon Do in Upperville, Virginia, to cheer on Cameron, who tested for his first preliminary first dan belt. I also enjoyed photographing my many friends who also tested, including Monica, who made short work in the breaking. Using a knife hand, she successfully broke two one-inch boards on her first try. It won’t be long before I join the black belt ranks, and I look forward to the challenge of forms, self-defense and breaking (my favorite). As for the three-against-one sparring, well, let’s just say if Master Horkan forgot to add that to my test curriculum, I wouldn’t be too disappointed!