Recently the Jim Fuller's U.M.A.S. Karate Studios, with locations in Covington and Conyers, held their semi-annual black belt testing.
On Saturday, more than 20 students were examined for the rank of first and/or second degree black belt.
To qualify for the exam, students had to complete a minimum of three years of training in basics, self defense, sets, forms, board breaking and sparring. The students' character also played a large role in determining whether or not they would be allowed to test.
In addition, students had to meet minimum school grade requirements.
"Our students at U.M.A.S. Karate are expected to have A's and B's in school in order to be allowed to take our black belt examination," Fuller said, owner and chief instructor of U.M.A.S. Karate.
For more information, call Fuller at (770) 633-3298 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compiled by Jason Murdock, News sports editor