As Summer begins to fade...
Monday, July 31
Its another muggy night, and MAIB is setting up for their monthly test. Parents, students, friends, siblings and test candidates gather for the night's event. The candidates, the youngest of those being only 5 years old, simply vibrate with nerves as their parents look on. MAIB staff and Demo Team members are setting up the table, and Master Childs is making sure she has everything for the test.
Finally, the test begins - a little bit behind schedule, but beginning none the less. The Candidates line up before the table that's been dressed in the purple table cover with the gold letters of Martial Arts Institute of the Berkshires sewed onto the front.
All Candidates stood at attention and began at the command of Master Childs.
The test was small, and the Candidates were excellent examples of perseverance, intent and focus it takes to achieve the next level. They pushed through the trial of breaking boards, the home stretch and arrived at the other end of the test, and their new-next-level belts.
MAIB is proud to welcome Seren Brown, Steven Woodard, John Cowen to the rank of Orange Belt and Carol Green to the rank of Red Belt.