On Nov. 3, North Carolina Karate Club traveled to Atlanta, Ga., for the Regional Camp and Testing. Forest Byrd and Nick Sprinkle of Franklin passed their black belt examinations.
Nick has been training for more than seven years. He says karate is great exercise and self-defense. Karate has also made him more aware of his surroundings. Obtaining his black belt made him proud that he had continued his karate training.
"I will continue doing karate for as long as I am able to train," he declared. When asked what he would tell someone else wanting to start karate, he replied, "You never know if you will like karate if you never try karate."