From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE – The Birmingham Academy of Martial Arts graduated 15 of its students at a black belt graduation ceremony in January. The group of graduates ranges from local elementary school students all the way up to doctors.
“This is a very special group,” said Senior Master Heather Potter. “We have two adult gentlemen that balanced work, family and active church participation with their training to reach a second-degree black belt. We also have two mothers, one of whom runs her own small business. One student had to take off for over four years and, in an incredible display of persistence, came back to finish what he had started.”
“For the younger ones, it took every one of them a lot of time, energy and commitment to get this point,” said Master Will Potter. “It also required a great partnership and support of their parents. Some of them have very demanding academic or extra-curricular schedules and they made it work.”
For more information, contact Birmingham Academy of Martial Arts at 205.909.3720. The academy is located at 1110 N. Chalkville Rd.