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December 2013 - Paula Arndt

Name: Paula Arndt

Paula Arndt joined the Mount Allison club after taking a class at the Amherst dojo. Shihan David Pyke told her about the club in Sackville, NB where she lives.

Born in German, Paula was raised in Riverview, NB.

She was drawn to karate by the discipline it brings to one's mind and body.

Paula attended her first clinic and grading under IKD Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai at the end of Nov. She went into the weekend as a 9th Kyu (white belt) and emerged with the rank of 7th Kyu (orange belt).

She was shocked to received the double pass.

"Almost Unbelievable! In the end, though, it is up to the judges to decide what colour belt I deserve and I am honoured. As the saying goes, "When the student is ready, the teacher appears". I think landmarks like this are from a combination of excellent instruction and some work on the student's part."

Paula hopes that her future endeavours as a karate student will be as rewarding. She hopes to be a good model for future students at the Mt. A dojo and a good representative for the art of Shotokan Karate.

Paula's ultimate goal in karate is to be worthy of the rank of black belt and strive for Perfection of Character.

Congratulations Paula!