Urban Martial Arts Captures Its First Black Belt Exam in a Mini Documentary

Urban Martial Arts, a studio offering karate for kids, recently made a short film to document the first black belt exam ever at the facility.

New York, NY, September 24, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Urban Martial Arts, a Ditmas Park martial arts school that teaches karate for kids, recently graduated its first class of black belts. Many of the special moments that took place on June 15, 2013 were captured in a short documentary produced by the owners of the school. It can be viewed at http://urbandojo.com/blackbeltexam.

During the five-hour examination, each of the potential graduates was tested on all the forms and self-defense techniques they learned since the beginning of their training as white belts. They completed hundreds of push-ups, sit-ups, and kicks. Finally, every student went through 10 consecutive rounds of sparring and gave a speech about how martial arts training has changed their lives for the better.

“Karate for kids is a way to build up confidence and mental toughness for times of adversity,” says Sensei Serge Sognonvi, owner and head instructor at Urban Martial Arts. “When our students have the chance to look back and see what they accomplished today, we want them to feel like they are ready to meet any of life’s challenges. That is one of the reasons we documented this occasion.”

Urban Martial Arts owners Sensei Serge and Carmen Sognonvi invite parents and potential students to take a trial class for just $19.99 and tour the facility located at 965 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11230. For more information, contact the school at 718-287-5500 or visit their website at http://urbandojo.com/.

About Urban Martial Arts
Located in Brooklyn, New York, Urban Martial Arts offers fitness kickboxing classes for adults, karate for kids, a transported karate after-school program, and a karate sports summer camp. The New York Daily News picked its karate sports summer camp as one of the city's hottest camps, and the L Magazine named its fitness kickboxing program as one of NYC's top 10 workouts.
Urban Martial Arts
Carmen Sognonvi
(718) 287-5500