Herrera is newest black belt at Javier Martial Arts

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Courtesy Photo Fernando Herrera earned his first degree Black Belt on May 24, 2018, after five years of training with Javier Martial Arts.

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By Sifu Louie Javier/Special to the Express

Fernando Herrera, son of Fernando and Maria Herrera, started his Martial Arts training on Aug. 29, 2013 at a very young age in the beginner’s class.

Fernando Herrera earned his first degree Black Belt on Thursday, May 24, after five years of training.

To a martial artist, being a Black Belt is not just a belt that goes around the waist, it’s a state of mind, attitude and personal excellence.

In order to succeed at Javier Martial Arts, students must use the three A’s as basic requirements: Attitude (positive), Attendance (consistency) and Ability (100 percent effort), and they don’t get rewarded for bad behavior.

These key factors contribute to the student’s progress. Goal setting is a necessary road map for a successful life.

On the road to receiving his Black Belt, Fernando has gained the experience and feeling of success by earning progressively higher ranks in his martial arts careers. He will take this knowledge on life skills and self discipline, and apply it to the rest of his life.

Fernando is a Martial Artist that makes himself do what he needs to do, not what he wants to do. There is no doubt he will succeed at whatever path he takes in life.

Congratulations Fernando Herrera.

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