Fourteen from Snoqualmie's DMW Martial Arts earn black belts
November 24, 2011 · Updated 1:01 PM
This month, the community became 14 times safer.
On Friday, Nov. 11, fourteen students at DMW Martial Arts in Snoqualmie passed their test for their black belts. Most have been training for more than five years, enduring six months of extremely rigorous training which culminated in a grand celebration.
“Earning the rank of Black Belt is probably one of the hardest things they’ve ever done. What it represents is the ability to overcome and believe that through persistence and hard work you can no doubt achieve great things," said Dan Cartan, chief instructor at the school.
Black belt recipients included Daniel Green, Karen Andring, Stefan Van Handel of North Bend;Tyler Weir, Amie Sauve, Ben Sauve and Eva Sauve of Fall City; Gabriel Robison, Veronique Bourgault, Elizabeth Bourgault, Teddy Caulton, Spencer Sprague, Cooper Neil of Snoqualmie and Chris Buyagawan of Kent. To follow DMW Martial Arts on Facebook, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/DMW-Martial-Arts/136603633034017