Submitted photo Pictured after black belt testing at Peninsula Martial Arts are, from left, Okamoto Sensei of Okamoto's School of Karate, new black belts Billy Morrow, Taylor Beile, Ryder Giesler, Andrea Beile, Rhys Cannava, Dr. Jerry Hu, Amelia Mueller, Grace Morrow and Tucker Mueller, and Peninsula Martial Arts owner and instructor Mike Hancock.

Submitted photo Pictured after black belt testing at Peninsula Martial Arts are, from left, Okamoto Sensei of Okamoto's School of Karate, new black belts Billy Morrow, Taylor Beile, Ryder Giesler, Andrea Beile, Rhys Cannava, Dr. Jerry Hu, Amelia Mueller, Grace Morrow and Tucker Mueller, and Peninsula Martial Arts owner and instructor Mike Hancock.

Black belts in karate, black belts in life

Nine students from Peninsula Martial Arts earned the rank of black belt after a full day of testing on Jan. 17 at the dojo on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Students attaining their black belts were Billy Morrow, Taylor Beile, Ryder Giesler, Andrea Beile, Rhys Cannava, Dr. Jerry Hu, Amelia Mueller, Grace Morrow and Tucker Mueller. Students were tested by Okamoto Sensei of Okamoto’s School of Karate in Anchorage on basics, kata and sparring skills.

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