By Gary Lloyd
Four residents of Golden LivingCenter in Trussville have earned their black belts.
Shirley Moye, Annie Forman, Kathy Myers and Paul Lentz recently earned their black belts after regularly training with Japan International Karate Academy’s Michele Perkins for the last three years.
Perkins said about 15 to 20 residents regularly attend her Tuesday class. These four have been diligent in their training over the past three years.
“Really super people there,” said Perkins, who has taught karate at Golden LivingCenter the past three or four years
Perkins said the presentation of the black belts was unexpected to the recipients because she didn’t announce when she was testing for it.
“They were very, very touched,” Perkins said. “There were tears. It was awesome. It was a very pleasant surprise for all of them.”
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