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Congratulations to the Defense-Wise students who achieved their
next rank during testing late in June 2017

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Congratulations to the six Defense-Wise students who achieved their

Black Belt Rank on June 3rd 2017. A great achievement!

Below they join the existing black belts of Defensewise.

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Congratulations to the Defense-Wise students who achieved their
next rank during testing in May 2017

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Congratulations to the Defense-Wise students who achieved their
next rank during testing in April 2017

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Congratulations to Becca Shorr who became a new blk belt in March 2017

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Congratulations to Sam Powers
Our new Jr. Leader in March 2017

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Congratulations to the Defense-Wise students who achieved their
next rank during testing in March 2017

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DefenseWise hosted the January Master Class for Black Belts

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Congratulations to the Defense-Wise students who achieved their
next rank during testing on Nov 12 2016.

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Congratulations to the DefenseWise students who achieved their next rank
during testing in Aug 2016

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Congratulations to our recent Black Belt promotions on June 11, 2016

Rick Ledoux - 4th Degree
Hunter Criasia,Jr. - 1st Degree
Sami Sandakly - 1st Degree
Brian Kostiw - 1st Degree
Allison Kostiw - 1st Degree
Maria Plante - 4th Degree

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Black Belts involved with the testing on June 11, 2016

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orginal Bellingham Kenpo Black Belt Team Reunited for a day of Testing!

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Defense-Wise participated once again in the annual FKC tournament May 22 2016.

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DefenseWise hosted an Open Seminar "Drill to Defend" - May 15 2016

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Congratulations to the Defense-Wise students who achieved their
next rank during testing on May 14 2016.

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Congratulations to the Defense-Wise students who achieved their
next rank during testing in February 2016.

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DefenseWise Held its annual Holiday party in December. Everyone had a great time.

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Congratulations to the Defense-Wise students who achieved their
next rank during testing on Nov 22nd

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Lil Dragons TestTigers Test


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Thank you to the students who joined us for a
great Karate Demo on Nov 1st at the CHP

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Everyone had fun at the annual DefenseWise Halloween Party 2015

Click here for a Picture Gallery of the 2015 Halloween Party!
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Congratulations to the Defense-Wise students who achieved their
next rank during testing on Oct 20th

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Lil Dragons TestAdult Test


DefenseWise hosted its final 2015 Master Class for Black Belts on Oct 18th

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DefenseWise held an important end of summer self defense class for six young women all going off to college this fall.

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Thanks to all the kids, parents and grandparents who participated in the DefenseWise outing at the CHP Farm. Great work everybody! We picked 9,975 servings of tomatoes (about a ton) that go to the Food Bank for families in need. Excellent effort from all involved!!!

Click here for a Picture Gallery of the wonderful group who participated
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Congrats Jeremy on your Black Belt - June 2015!

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Spring has been a busy and exciting season at DefenseWise:



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Second set of June testing was held Tue 6/16/2015 (Lil dragons & Tigers) and Fri 6/19/2015 (Adults and Jeremy for his 1st degree Black Belt!). Congratulations to all the students who advanced to their next rank.

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DefenseWise hosted two Master Classes for Black Belts on 6/14/2015

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And earlier in the season on 4/19/2015

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First set of June testing was held on June 12 and June 13, 2015. Congratulations to all the students who advanced to their next rank.

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June started with a well received women's self defense course on June 5, 2015

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DefenseWise had a great showing in the annual FKC karate tournament on 5/17/2015.

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Congratulations to Mina (shown with her dad) for advancing to her next rank during the family class test May 15th.




We started May with successful Brown Belt testing on May 8, 2015. Congratulations to the students who advanced to their next Brown Belt rank.

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Congratulations to the Defense-Wise students who achieved their
next rank during testing on April 14th 2015.

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Congratulations to the Defense-Wise students who achieved their next rank during testing in March 2015. Many tests included breaking wood!!
Click here for a Picture Gallery of the test and wood breaking

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Defense-Wise participated in the Westboro YMCA Karate Tournament Feb 8th 2015

As you can see it was a great time for all.

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Congratulations to the Defense-Wise students who achieved their next rank during testing in January 2015


DefenseWise hosted the Master Class for black Belts:

January 25, 2015 - Hidden in the Open

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